Triple shooting in Birmingham leaves man dead and two injured

A MAN was killed and two others including a teenager were injured in a triple shooting in Birmingham last night – as Britain’s violent crime menace continues.

Cops have launched a manhunt after the 23-year-old man was killed in an attack in the Ladywood area of the city just after 5pm on Tuesday.

His family have been informed.

A 20-year-old and a 19-year-old were also rushed to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made and detectives are appealing for witnesses.

Extra police officers have been deployed to the area around St Vincent Street West to reassure the local community.

A statement from West Midlands Police said: “Enquiries into the circumstances around the incident continue”.

It added: “Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting log number 1754 of 7 May.

“Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

It comes as violent crime continues to rocket across the country.

Last year, the number of murders in the UK increased by 14 per cent from 649 in 2017 to 739.

Knife crime is up at eight per cent and violent crimes up by 19 per cent.

Bill Skelly of the National Police Chiefs’ Council said: “Rising crime, increased terrorist activity and fewer police officers have put serious strain on the policing we offer to the public.”