Man Shot Dead In ‘Cold-Blooded Killing’ In Birmingham


Police have described the incident in which a man was shot dead as a “shocking and cold-blooded killing”.

The man, who has been identified but not yet named publicly, was shot in Great Hampton Row, Hockley, Birmingham, on Wednesday evening. He was taken to hospital but died shortly after.

On Thursday, Great Hampton Road remained cordoned off as investigations continued.

This incident is the latest in a series of shooting in Birmingham. West Midlands Police have recorded 132 incidents of shots being fired since January.

Police have appealed to any witnesses to come forward.

Desmond Jaddoo, a community campaigner, said he had visited the scene and spoken to residents, who said that they were living in fear.

“There have been three incidents here in the last two weeks – shots were fired, someone got stabbed and now we have this tragedy where someone has lost their life.

“We need to take urgent action to limit the body count.

“People are fearing for their families – they said their children could have been going to the shop at the time when the shooting happened.

“One woman who lives locally told me today ‘I’ve got children, I need to get away from here’.”

“We are working really hard with communities and with our partners to try and reduce that,” said Detective Superintendent Richard Agar, who acknowledged that there had been increase in violent crime, including gun crime, both on a local and national level.

The investigation continues, police are searching through CCTV footage in the area, and forensic experts are at the scene.


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