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Major police investigation underway after man shot dead

Officers and specialist teams are now involved in the investigation. Photo: PA

A major police investigation is underway after a 34-year-old man was shot dead in Birmingham last night.

The incident happened at around 9.30pm on Great Hampton Row in the Hockley area of the city.

Local officers, supported by police firearms units arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area.

Ambulance services rushed the victim to hospital but he died shortly after.

CCTV cameras in the area are now been used to help with the investigation.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from force CID, said:

This is a shocking and cold blooded killing which has cost a man his life, we are working non-stop to find those responsible.

If there's anyone who was in the area at the time and who hasn't yet spoken to us, they need to get in touch now. Your call could make a huge difference.

– Harry Harrison, CID Detective Inspector