Police launch murder investigation after man is shot in West Bromwich

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot in West Bromwich today (Tuesday 27 December).

Officers were called to Dartmouth Street at the junction with High Street in the town centre at 2.36pm following reports of a shooting.

A man in his thirties, who was a passenger in a stationary vehicle, suffered a gunshot wound to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem will take place in due course.

High Street at the junction with Dartmouth Street in West Bromwich has been cordoned off while forensic enquiries take place.

Detective Inspector Martin Slevin from Force CID said: “The investigation is at an early stage, my officers are currently carrying out enquiries at the scene and house to house and CCTV. There will also be extra reassurance patrols in the local area. I would appeal for anyone who was in West Bromwich and who saw what happened or who has information to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.”

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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