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Murder inquiry after Wolverhampton shooting

Police have started a murder inquiry after the death of a man who was shot in the head.

The man, believed to be in his 30s, was found with head injuries at an address in Wellington Road, Bilston, shortly after 0030 GMT.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination is due to take place, police said.

Det Ch Insp Mark Payne, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are treating this as an isolated incident."

West Midlands Police said it had increased police patrols in the area and neighbourhood officers would be on hand to speak to members of the community.

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