1. ITV Report

Murder investigation launched after man shot in Birmingham

Police have cordoned off Maxwell Avenue after a man was shot dead Photo: ITV News Central

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with gunshot wounds in Handsworth this afternoon (Tuesday 22 May).

The man, in his 20s, was found in a car on Maxwell Avenue just before 5pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area has been sealed off while forensic examinations are underway and officers are speaking to witnesses who were in the area at the time.

Police are appealing for anybody with any information to get in touch.

This is a tragic waste of a young life and my team will do whatever we can to bring whoever is responsible to justice. Our thoughts are with the young man’s family and friends who have suffered an indescribable shock today.

– West Midlands Police