Erdington shooting: Man, 20, dies after being gunned down in drive-by

A murder investigation has been launched after a 20-year-old man was shot dead in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said the shooting occurred on Goosemoore Lane just before 7:30pm this evening.

Witnesses described hearing a loud blast.

One resident out walking her dog said: "Heard a loud bang when walking the dog down Gravelly Lane."

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "A murder investigation has been launched following a shooting in Goosemoore Lane, Erdington just before 7.30pm this evening (8 August).

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"A 20-year-old man was shot dead and his family have been informed.

"No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are on-going to identify those responsible

"Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in the area to support and reassure the community.

"Goosemoore Lane remains closed whilst investigations are underway.

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