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Last Updated: Monday, 24 December 2007, 05:20 GMT
Man shot and killed outside pub
King of the Road pub
Police said they do not know how many offenders were involved
A man has been shot in the chest and killed outside a pub in Birmingham.

The 33-year-old victim, who has not been named by police, was shot outside the King of the Road pub in Hospital Street, Newtown.

Several shots were fired after a disturbance in the pub, which spilled out onto the street.

West Midlands Police said the local man was taken to hospital after Sunday morning's incident but died a short time later.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

John Cartwright, 73, who lives opposite the pub, said: "I heard some banging early in the morning. It did sound like gun shots."

Jane Mazero, 39, who also lives nearby, added: "I was surprised when I came outside. This is the first time something like this has happened around here."

Police said it was not known how many offenders were involved or how they had escaped.

Anyone with information about the shooting, which happened at about 0745 GMT, should contact Thornhill Road police or Crimestoppers.

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