Birmingham pub shooting

A man has died following a shooting at a pub in Birmingham. Armed police were called to the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill on Friday night.

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Family pay tribute to Birmingham pub shooting victim

The family of a father-of-two who was shot dead in a Birmingham pub have paid tribute.

Marlon O'Reilly aged 33, was killed as he sat in the Dove Cote pub in Cockshut Hill, Sheldon on Friday afternoon.

Police believe Marlon was the tragic victim of mistaken identity. His cousin Hayley O'Reilly said his death has 'left a chasm in their hearts'.

“Marlon was a loving father, son, brother and friend. The loss of Marlon has devastated our family, as well as everyone who was close to him. Marlon will be sorely missed by us all.

"The chasm left in our hearts is immeasurable, as this person who meant so much to us, and brought so much fun, laughter and happiness, has been taken away in such a brutal fashion.

"We thank everyone for their condolences, and hope justice will be served to whoever is responsible for this callous act.”


Family of father killed in pub shooting 'left devastated'

The family of a father-of-two who was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity in Birmingham has appealed for witnesses to help police catch his killer.

Marlon O'Reilly, aged 33, was murdered just before 6 o'clock on Friday evening at the Dovecote pub in Sheldon.

Detectives believe the killing is connected to a fight at a gym earlier in the day, that Mr O'Reilly was not involved in. His cousin said his death had left his family and friends devastated

Police reassure residents they are not in danger following pub shooting

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.


Police supporting family of man shot dead in Birmingham pub

West Midlands Police are continuing to find the motive as to why a man was shot dead in a Birmingham pub yesterday evening.

The man, who has been named as 33-year-old Marlon O'Reilly, was in the Dovecote pub in Cockshut Hill, when when he was shot dead.

Marlon was enjoying a Friday evening drink with his friends when he was shot.

We continue to establish the events that led to his death and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr O'Reilly yesterday.

We are currently investigating a number of lines of inquiry and have conducted house to house, forensic searches of the scene and continue to trawl CCTV for clues, but we still need people to come forward.

Family liaison officers continue to offer support to the family at this sad time.

– Inspector Derek Packham, Senior Investigating Officer

Man shot dead in Birmingham pub is named

The man fatally shot in a Birmingham pub yesterday has been named by police.

Although awaiting formal identification it is believed that 33-year-old Marlon O'Reilly was killed yesterday evening whilst visiting Dove Cote pub in Cockshut Hill.

Officers were called at 5.46pm to a report of shots being fired. When they arrived the 33-year-old father had sustained severe injuries and unfortunately died at this scene.

The pub and surrounding area remained cordoned off today whilst officers continued to search the scene.

The roads were re-opened this afternoon, however, the pub remains closed.

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