Three men arrested after one was shot dead and another was injured

Three men arrested after one was shot dead and another was injured

Three men have been arrested following a fatal shooting in Walsall. A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally shot in the street in Walsall and a second man was injured on the evening of Monday, July 8.

Emergency services swarmed the scene at around 5pm on Monday night to reports of a shooting on Well Lane. The male victim, aged in his 20s, died at the scene. A second man was injured but his injuries were not life-threatening.

West Midlands Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that three men had been arrested following the shooting. All three men remain in custody as a murder investigation continues.

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Section 60 powers have also been granted to the force, which allows officers to stop and search people in the area.A forensic investigation continues in Well Lane today and police have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “We have arrested a man and two teenagers on suspicion of murder following yesterday’s fatal shooting in Walsall. A 22-year-old man, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested last night following the shooting in Wells Lane, Blakenall, shortly after 5pm.

“All three remain in custody as we continue our enquiries. The victim, a man in his 20s, sadly died at the scene. Another man was also injured and is receiving treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“At this stage, we believe this was a targeted attack. We understand how distressing and alarming incidents of this nature are, so there will be an increased police presence around the area over the coming days.

“Officers will be offering reassurance so please speak to them if you have any concerns. We also have Section 60 powers in place in Walsall until 2pm today (Tuesday).

“Section 60 powers allow us to stop and search people without the need for reasonable grounds. As always, our primary focus is keeping everyone safe.

“Anyone with information should call 101 and quote log 3637 of July 8. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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