Drive-by Shooting in Ladywood

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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 about 5pm.

Officers believe Mr Mullings was one of the 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 run a short distance down the road, but Mr Mullings, who was from the area, collapsed due to his injuries.

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.”

A 19-year-old man remains in hospital 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 west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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