Wolverhampton shooting: Police begin murder inquiry

Valley Road, Park Village on Saturday

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Police set up a cordon on Valley Road

A man has died in hospital after being shot in an inner-city area of Wolverhampton.

Police were called to Valley Road, Park Village, after gunshots were heard at about 21:10 BST on Friday.

Minutes later, officers said they were made aware of a man with serious injuries who had been driven to nearby New Cross Hospital.

He died at 02:00 BST on Saturday, police said. The victim has not yet been formally identified.

His family is being supported by officers.

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Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries

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Forensic officers have also been at the scene

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The victim died in hospital in the early hours

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There was still a police presence at the hospital at about 02:00 BST on Saturday

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust posted on social media on Friday evening to reassure patients.

A spokesman said: “At approx. 9.30pm tonight a man was brought in to the Emergency Department at New Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound.

“There were no gun shots fired at New Cross Hospital. The hospital is functioning as normal.”

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