Teenager dies after being shot in Nechells, Birmingham

West Midlands Police said the 18 year-old man was discovered on a towpath near Mount Street in Nechells, Birmingham, on Monday (July 3)

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West Midlands Police has arrested four men on suspicion of murder after a teenager found with gunshot injuries in Nechells, Birmingham, has died.

The 18-year-old victim was discovered with head injuries on a towpath off Mount Street at just after 12.15am on Monday (3 July).

He was taken to hospital but sadly died yesterday. A spokesperson for WMP said: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this devastating time and we’ll be doing all we can to offer support.” Three men aged 19, and another aged 33, are currently in custody and being questioned on suspicion of murder.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from our homicide unit, said: "A young man with his life ahead of him has tragically died and our thoughts are with his loved ones at this terrible time. We’ve arrested four people and our enquiries are very much ongoing. We’re determined to establish exactly what happened, and why."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, or by calling 101, and quote log 64 of 3 July.