Horror as man killed during attack by armed gang in town centre ambush
POLICE have launched an investigation after a man was killed by an armed gang.
The victim, who is in his 20s, was attacked in Walsall town centre just after 1.20am today.
Cops say the man was approached by a group of men believed to be armed with weapons.
He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead just before 3am.
The public are now being urged to stay away from the area as access is restricted.
Det Insp Laura Harrison said: “It’s very early in the investigation, but this appears to be a targeted and vicious attack involving a group of men carrying weapons.
“We’re supporting the victim’s family at this awful time, and are working hard to identify those responsible.
“We’ve already recovered CCTV and continue to work at the scene today.”
Section 60 powers are in place in Walsall today giving police the power to stop and search anyone.
Those powers will be in use across Walsall throughout the day.
West Midlands Police are appealing for anyone with CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage.
You can get in touch quoting log 225 of January 28.
Alternatively you can chat at west-midlands.police.uk, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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