Local patrols increased in Erdington following shooting, says police
Reassurance patrols have been stepped up in Erdington after a man was fatally shot on a road off the main high street, West Mids Police say.
The 28-year-old man died at the scene and his family have been informed.
The motive is not clear at this stage and enquiries are on-going to identify and arrest the offenders.
Superintendent Sarah Burton, from Birmingham East police, said:
“I fully understand the shock and concern of residents in the area. I’d like to reassure you that incidents like this are rare and we’re doing all we can to find those responsible.
“You’ll see more officers on the streets as we’ve increased patrols to support and reassure the community through what I realise is a worrying time for them.
“No-one expects this kind of incident to happen in their community. Officers are working closely with colleagues from Force CID to conduct a thorough investigation. If anyone has any concerns or comments about policing in the area they can talk to the officers on the streets or get in touch via Live Chat or 101.”