12:05 pm, Mon 13 May 2013
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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.
12:09 am, Sat 11 May 2013
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.
We believe this may have been a targeted attack which happened in a busy pub in broad daylight this afternoon.At this stage we do not believe this is connected with any other incident.Local officers are at the scene and are being supported by armed police.Detectives from Force CID are already undertaking inquiries at the scene.This would have been a shocking incident for witnesses and will have a huge impact on the local community.
– Chief Superintendent Alex Murray
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.
8:58 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
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.
8:44 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
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:
This is currently being investigated by the police and we are assisting them with their enquiries. The pub is currently closed and [will] remain so while the investigation continues.
– spokesman, Stonegate Pub Company
8:33 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
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.
The Dovecote pub in Birmingham
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8:24 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
We believe this may have been a targeted attack which happened in a busy pub in broad daylight this afternoon.
At this stage we do not believe this is connected with any other incident ...
This would have been a shocking incident for witnesses and will have a huge impact on the local community.
I want to reassure residents that we are working hard to find the person responsible for this attack and are following a number of lines of inquiry at this early stage.
– Chief Superintendent Alex Murray, west midlands police
7:00 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
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.
7:00 pm, Fri 10 May 2013
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.