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Tributes paid to father shot in his home

Christopher James Colgan was found with a gunshot wound to the head. Credit: West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police has named a man shot in his home in Birmingham as Christopher James Colgan.

The 31-year-old father was found with a gunshot wound to the head in his home in Parkhouse Drive, Erdington, last Friday night.

He died later that evening in hospital.

A murder investigation was immediately launched and detectives have arrested a 30-year-old man and 17-year-old male.

The incident happened on Parkhouse Drive in Erdington Credit: BPM Media

His family have paid tribute to his "pure heart."

We are truly devastated for the sad loss of our son, dad, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, grandson and friend.

Our lives will never be the same and this has left a huge hole in not only our lives but our community too.

His daughter is such a daddy's girl and he loved her with his life; his nieces and nephews will miss him dearly.

We are more than heartbroken and we love you.

– Statement from the family of Christopher James Colgan

Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward.