Update 3.30pm 9/10/15 A police spokesperson said that: “shots were believed to have been heard” but that they are awaiting post mortem results to determine the cause of death.

From West Midlands Police:

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with serious injuries in Birmingham last night (Thursday 8 October).

Officers were called to Forde Way Gardens, Hawksley at around 11.30pm by the ambulance service following reports of a man collapsed.

The 20-year-old was taken to hospital but unfortunately despite the best efforts of medical staff he died a short time later.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.

Chief Inspector Caroline Marsh, from Birmingham’s Homicide Team, said: “We still continue to investigate the motive behind the attack but believe at this stage that it may have been targeted.

“We have officers searching the area and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to call me or one of the team.

“The family of the man have been informed of his death and specialist officers continue to liaise with them at this sad time.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555 111


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