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Police name victim of Birmingham shooting

Dante Mullings died after shots were fired near a school.

Forensic officers at the scene of a shooting in which 23-year-old Dante Mullings was killed (Matthew Cooper/PA)
Forensic officers at the scene of a shooting in which 23-year-old Dante Mullings was killed (Matthew Cooper/PA)

Tributes have been paid to a 23-year-old man who died after a drive-by shooting in the Ladywood area of Birmingham.

Dante Mullings was found with fatal injuries in St Vincent Street West on Tuesday after shots were fired within yards of a primary school at about 5pm.

Officers believe Mr Mullings was one of three men sitting in a silver-coloured Vauxhall Corsa when a weapon was fired from an oncoming car.

The men managed to exit the Corsa and attempted to flee a short distance down the road, but Mr Mullings, who lived locally, collapsed as a result of his injuries.

Picture of shooting victim Dante Mullings issued by West Midlands Police. (Credit: West Midlands Police/PA).

A post-mortem examination revealed that he died of a gunshot wound.

In a tribute issued by West Midlands Police, Mr Mullings’ relatives said: “Our family, friends and all who knew Dante are absolutely broken beyond belief.

“Dante was the epitome of kind, caring and thoughtful. The tributes that we have heard are testament of this. Dante will be terribly missed.

“Not only is his murder a huge loss to our family but also a considerable loss to the community.”

Flowers and other tributes to Dante Mullings left at the scene of his murder in Ladywood, Birmingham. (Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA)

A 19-year-old man remains in hospital being treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-changing, while a 20-year-old male has been discharged from hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett, from force CID, said: “We are directly appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam or mobile phone footage to come forward, even if it was not directly of the incident, this could help us piece together the circumstances leading to this tragic death.

“We want to know what happened and why, and anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant you believe this to be, should come forward.”

Anyone can submit information via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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