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Birmingham pub shooting

A man has died following a shooting at a pub in Birmingham. Armed police were called to the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill on Friday night.

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Family pay tribute to Birmingham pub shooting victim

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'.

“Marlon was a loving father, son, brother and friend. The loss of Marlon has devastated our family, as well as everyone who was close to him. Marlon will be sorely missed by us all.

"The chasm left in our hearts is immeasurable, as this person who meant so much to us, and brought so much fun, laughter and happiness, has been taken away in such a brutal fashion.

"We thank everyone for their condolences, and hope justice will be served to whoever is responsible for this callous act.”

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