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The family of a father who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity has described his murder as mindless.
Marlon O'Reilly was killed at the Dovecote pub in Birmingham just before 6 o'clock on Friday evening. Kate Fisher reports.
The family of a father-of-two who was shot dead in a Birmingham pub have paid tribute.
Marlon O'Reilly aged 33, was killed as he sat in the Dove Cote pub in Cockshut Hill, Sheldon on Friday afternoon.
Police believe Marlon was the tragic victim of mistaken identity. His cousin Hayley O'Reilly said his death has 'left a chasm in their hearts'.
The family of a father-of-two who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity in Birmingham has appealed for witnesses to help police catch his killer.
Marlon O'Reilly, aged 33, was murdered just before 6 o'clock on Friday evening at the Dovecote pub in Sheldon.
Detectives believe the killing is connected to a fight at a gym earlier in the day, that Mr O'Reilly was not involved in. His cousin said his death had left his family and friends devastated
Police have today confirmed at a news conference that Marlon O'Reilly – the man shot dead in a Birmingham pub – was probably killed in a case of mistaken identity.
Mr O'Reilly was in the Dovecotes pub in Cockshut Hill on Friday night.
"We are appealing for anyone who saw a high powered motor cycle leaving the scene of the shooting at the Dovecote pub to come forward," said West Midlands Police.
A murder investigation is underway in Birmingham after a man was shot in a pub. Police have named him as 33 year old Marlon O'Reilly from Yardley.
West Midlands Police are continuing to find the motive as to why a man was shot dead in a Birmingham pub yesterday evening.
The man, who has been named as 33-year-old Marlon O'Reilly, was in the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill, when when he was shot dead.
The man fatally shot in a Birmingham pub yesterday has been named by police.
Although awaiting formal identification it is believed that 33-year-old Marlon O'Reilly was killed yesterday evening whilst visiting Dove Cote pub in Cockshut Hill.
Officers were called at 5.46pm to a report of shots being fired. When they arrived the 33-year-old father had sustained severe injuries and unfortunately died at this scene.
The pub and surrounding area remained cordoned off today whilst officers continued to search the scene.
The roads were re-opened this afternoon, however, the pub remains closed.