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Murder Investigation Launched After A Teenager Was Shot Dead In Birmingham

The 18-year-old died at the scene.

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A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was shot dead in Birmingham on Thursday.

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West Midlands police officers were called to St Mark's Crescent in Ladywood at around 6.45pm following reports of a victim with a gunshot wound.

The 18-year-old, who has not yet been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was cordoned off while forensic teams searched the area for evidence.

The victim's family have been informed and are currently being supported by specially trained officers.

Police have urged any anyone with information about the shooting to come forward by contacting officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fiona Rutherford is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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