A murder probe has been launched after a shooting on an industrial estate left one man dead and another seriously injured.
The unnamed victim, 31, was found gunned down in Winson Green, Birmingham on Tuesday evening, police said.
The site of the shooting is just yards from City Hospital, where a huge cordon remains in place Wednesday morning.
Authorities said the injured man was discovered after he walked into the hospital for treatment.
Locals, speaking to Birmingham Live, have described the incident as “shocking”.
Emergency services rushed to an industrial estate on Western Road at around 5.30pm after reports of a shooting.
The victim was found with fatal injuries and confirmed dead at the scene before the second casualty walked into the Eye Hospital.
West Midlands Police issued a statement on the incident last night.
“We’ve launched a murder investigation after a shooting in Birmingham earlier this evening (13 April),” a spokesperson said.
“We were called to an industrial premises in Western Road at around 5.30pm.
“A 31-year-old man was sadly found dead and another man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
“Our investigation is in the early stages and we’ve closed the scene for forensic examination.”
West Midlands Ambulance Service issued a further statement this morning.
“We were called at 5.26pm yesterday to reports of a shooting in Birmingham,” a spokesperson said.
“Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended Western Road, where they found a man.
“Sadly, nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.
“At around the same time, crews were also called to reports of a second patient who had self-presented at the Eye Hospital.
“An ambulance and the West Midlands CARE Team was sent.
“On arrival, crews were presented with a man with serious injuries.
“He was initially treated at the scene before being taken to another hospital on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.”
Speaking today, a local worker – who asked not be named – said: “I didn’t hear anything.
“The only thing I know is that someone was shot and killed and the other was in a bad way.
“I’m not sure what went on but it is shocking.”
Community leader Desmond Jaddoo has also slammed violence in the city today – claiming it “is the worst it has ever been”
“My sincere condolences go out to the family of the murdered man,” he said.
“I can’t remember it ever being as bad as it is at the moment.
“I think it is worse now than it was when we had the gang wars between the Burger Bar Boys and the Johnson brothers.
“I had four phone calls from people shortly after this shooting. People are telling me they don’t feel safe to walk the streets anymore.
“This shooting was in broad daylight when you have lots of people walking the streets.
“We need intervention programmes to stop youngsters progressing into violent crime and we need strong leadership.
“Enough is enough now.”