Coventry & Warwickshire

Murder inquiry launched after man shot near Rugby

Warwickshire Police said it was called to "a serious incident" in Newton Road, Newton, at 11:45 BST.
Image caption A man was found with gunshot wounds at 11:45 BST

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot dead in a "targeted attack" near Rugby.

The man was found with gunshot wounds in an abandoned car in Newton Road, near Newton, at 11:45 BST, Warwickshire Police said.

The force said they believed the victim's car had been forced off the road and into a ditch. They said a shotgun was used in the attack.

Two arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

Two cars, one silver hatchback and a maroon-coloured car, were seen driving away towards the A5.

Newton Road was closed between Newton and the Newton Manor Lane crossroads.

The victim is thought to be a man in his 20s who lived in the area.

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