A Birmingham forecourt has been sealed off by police as part of a murder investigation after shots were fired at around 6.30pm and a teenager died of stab wounds on Tuesday evening (July 12).
The victim, a local 16-year-old boy, was given CPR by armed police and then paramedics but was declared dead at the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 6.40pm to reports of an incident on Nursery Road in Aston. We sent four ambulances, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance to the scene. On arrival we found a man who had sustained life threatening injuries.
“He received treatment at the scene. Unfortunately, it became clear that nothing more could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”
West Midlands Police (WMP) has not revealed details of the petrol station, but pictures on local media show an Esso petrol station behind police tape.
WMP said that overnight two boys aged 12 and 15 have been arrested for violent disorder, and a 19-year-old man is in hospital with an arm injury, but remains under arrest on suspicion of murder.
Detective inspector Laura Harrison, from WMP’s homicide team, said: “Our officers have worked through the night to speak to witnesses, and gather evidence and CCTV. We have made good progress, but it is still too early to say if this is connected in any way to other incidents in the last few days.
“We know there were others involved and we need to speak to anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to us.
“This community is understandably shaken by the death of a teenage boy in broad daylight. This violence on our streets has to stop and we will continue to work them to disrupt and deter violent crime.”
Chief inspector James Spencer, responsible for policing in Birmingham, said: “We’re asking for calm within our communities. Murder is the most devastating crime which causes significant distress for the families and friends of the loved one they have lost, the wider community and us as officers who investigate these tragic circumstances.
“We’re dedicated to providing the most compassionate and respectful support during our investigation to the victims’ families as we recognise this is often during their very worst times. We always want to find those responsible and seek to charge and put them before the courts.
“We work closely with a range of partners to try and better understand violence and why it is present within our society with a view to warning people of the dangers and heart-breaking consequences.”
Anyone who saw what happened or has CCTV or mobile phone footage is urged to contact WMP via Live Chat or by calling 101 quoting log 3492 of 12/7. If people want to provide information anonymously they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.