Eight men have been bailed while inquiries continue into a violent brawl in Birmingham which ended with the murder of a young father.
Ikram Elahi, aged 28, died from a stab wound to the neck after a fight broke out in Grantham Road, Sparkbrook, on Wednesday night.
Four of the men had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder. They were released under strict conditions, including a ban on entering the city.
Another four men, aged between 24 and 27, were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of violent disorder and also bailed overnight.
Two other men, aged 22 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of murder but have not yet been questioned as they are receiving medical treatment. They will be quizzed by officers once they have been declared fit.
Four men have been arrested in connection with the death of a 32-year-old man in Sparkbrook on Wednesday evening.
The men, aged 24 and 27, initially arrested on suspicion of violent disorder were further arrested late last night on suspicion of murder.
The 32-year-old man, who has not yet been formally identified by his family, died as a result of a fatal knife wound.
Medical staff initially believed the man had suffered a gunshot wound. But following a post mortem examination, the cause of death has been found to be a stab wound to the neck. There was no evidence of a gunshot injury.
Grantham Road and Farm Road remain cordoned off whilst thorough forensic examinations of the scene continue.
Two other men were taken to hospital, one 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound and another 25-year-old man with a slash wound.
The 22-year-old’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening but the man with the slash wound remains in a critical condition.
A fifth man, aged 22, arrested for possession of a class A drug was bailed on Thursday night pending further enquiries.
Five men are being questioned by police after a father of three was shot to death outside his home in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.
The man, named locally as Ikram Elahi, died after being shot on Grantham Road last night (2 July).
A man is being treated in hospital after being shot while another is said to be in a critical condition after being stabbed.
Four men - aged between 24 and 27 - have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder while another man, aged 22, was arrested for possession of a class A drug.
We appreciate how unsettling this is for the communities especially when guns and knives are used. We would encourage people not to speculate and I would reiterate that there is nothing to suggest this will spark any further disorder.
– Superintendent Bas Javid, West Midlands Police
Grantham Road and Farm Road remain closed while investigations take place.