Murder investigation launched after man dies following shooting in Telford

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 20-year-old man died following a shooting at a Telford business park this lunchtime.

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Police were called at just after 12.10pm today to reports of a shooting in the Bridges Business Park in Horsehay.

Emergency services attended and a 20-year-old man was found with gunshot wounds.

He was treated by paramedics at the scene but sadly died as a result of his injuries.

Telford Policing Commander, Superintendent Jim Baker, said: “This is clearly a very serious and tragic incident that has seen a young man lose his life and our thoughts are very much with his family and friends at this sad time.

“There is currently a scene guard in place at the business park and an increased police presence in the area as we carry out our enquiries and I would like to thank local residents and businesses for their co-operation and understanding for any disruption as we do this.

“At the current time we do not believe there is any risk to the wider public, however, there will be officers on patrol in the local area to offer reassurance.

“A murder investigation has been launched with a number of initial lines of enquiries and we would ask anyone who has information they think could help with our investigation to let us know, or report this information to Crimestoppers anonymously.”

West Midlands Ambulance sent two ambulances, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance helicopter with a critical care paramedic and trauma doctor on board to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found bystanders giving CPR to a man with critical injuries. Ambulance staff quickly took over resuscitation efforts and worked as a team to administer advanced treatment to the man. Sadly, despite the best efforts of bystanders and ambulance staff, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.”

Information can be reported to West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 00239_I_13102020 or online under the Tell Us About section at westmercia.police.uk. Alternatively, information can be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Bridges Business Park in Horsehay. Image: Google Street View
The Bridges Business Park in Horsehay. Image: Google Street View
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