Two arrested in West Bromwich shooting

Detectives investigating a shooting in West Bromwich yesterday (Tuesday 27 December) have arrested two men on suspicion of murder.

A 33-year-old man died after shots were fired into a stationary vehicle on the High Street just after 2.30pm. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem will be carried out today.

Two local men, aged 19 and 24, were arrested on suspicion of murder in Daggers Lane a short time later. They remain in police custody and detectives will continue to question them today.

A grey Audi Q5 believed to have been involved in the shooting has been recovered in Kiniths Crescent and detectives are now appealing for anyone who saw the car in West Bromwich High Street driving away from Dartmouth Road just after 2.30pm to come forward.

Detective Inspector Martin Slevin is leading the inquiry. He said: “The scene of the shooting remains cordoned off while we continue forensic examinations and we are conducting house to house enquiries.

“A man has lost his life in broad daylight so I would ask anyone who has information to assist us in establishing what happened yesterday afternoon to contact my team urgently.

“We have increased patrols in the area to reassure residents, however we do believe this to be a targeted attack and there is no risk to the general public.”

Information can be given to police on 101 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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