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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.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was killed in a fatal shooting at a pub.
Armed officers were called to the Dove Cote pub in Cockshut Hill in Birmingham at 5.46pm after reports of shots being fired.
One man was fatally injured and a "large area" surrounding the pub has been cordoned off, with drivers and pedestrians advised to avoid the area.
Chief Superintendent Alex Murray gave a brief statement at the scene of a fatal shooting in Birmingham tonight.
His officers will remain at the scene at the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill, Sheldon where shots were fired inside the pub shortly before 5.45pm.
A man died at the scene and his family are being informed.
The owner of the Dovecote pub, Stonegate Pub Company, has said that none of its staff were hurt in the shooting and that the pub will remain closed for the time being:
Police said that the fatal shooting at a Birmingham pub happened "in broad daylight" and that the pub was crowded at the time.
A "large area" around the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill has been cordoned off and emergency service are still at the pub.
West Midlands Police say the motive for the attack is unclear. The man has been identified and his family are being informed.
Cockshut Hill and the surrounding area is likely to remain closed until tomorrow.
Armed police are currently at the scene of a fatal shooting at a pub in Birmingham. One man has died at the Dove Cote pub in Cockshut hill.