Manhunt after pub shooting

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was killed in what police believe was a targeted shooting at a pub in Cockshut Hill, Birmingham on Friday evening.

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Birmingham pub shooting: 'probably mistaken identity'

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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.

Fatal pub shooting 'shocking' for witnesses police say

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.

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No staff hurt in fatal pub shooting in Birmingham

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

Shooting happened 'in broad daylight'

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 Credit: Google Maps

Police: Shooting may have been 'targeted attack'

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

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