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Police name man shot in broad daylight in Birmingham

Remal Hunt has been described as much loved brother, son and father Credit: West Midlands Police

A man who was shot in broad daylight in the Erdington area of Birmingham on Thursday has been named as Remal Hunt.

The 28-year-old was killed near the junction of Spring Lane and Church Road. Today his family described him as 'a very much loved son, brother and father who was kind hearted and will be sadly missed'.

The local church which is on the same road has been holding prayers and offering support to those affected.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield from West Midlands Police said: “This is a desperately sad time for Remal’s family, and we have specially trained officers in place to support them."

"We believe that Remal was directly targeted. There will be many people who know what happened and where those responsible are now. I would encourage them to provide that information which can be done in confidence. I would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Church Road around midday on Thursday - you may have valuable information. Remal’s family are distraught at his loss and we are determined to seek justice for them."

– Det Insp Caroline Corfield, West Midlands Police

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, via 101 any time, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.