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West Bromwich shooting: Two arrests after man killed in stationary car

Junction of High Street and Dartmouth Street in West Bromwich
Image caption The junction of High Street and Dartmouth Street in West Bromwich has been cordoned off

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was shot dead in West Bromwich.

The two men, aged 19 and 24, were arrested on Daggers Lane soon after the shooting in Dartmouth Street at about 14:30 GMT on Tuesday, West Midlands Police said.

The 33-year-old male victim was a passenger in a stationary car. He died after being shot in the head.

The scene of the incident is cordoned off for forensic investigations.

Image caption The man was shot in the head while he was a passenger in the car

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw a grey Audi Q5 being driven away from the scene shortly after 14:30 on Tuesday to come forward. The car has been recovered.

Det Insp Martin Slevin said: "We have increased patrols in the area to reassure residents, however we do believe this to be a targeted attack and there is no risk to the general public."

One nearby shopkeeper said he heard five shots.

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