Two men found shot dead in car as double murder investigation launched

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A double murder investigation has been launched after two men were found shot dead in a car on an industrial estate near Birmingham.

West Midlands Police have sealed off the scene on Moor Street in Brierley Hill, Dudley.

The force said the two men were found critically injured on Wednesday, September 30 just before 3.30pm.

It is understood the victims – who have yet to be formally identified – were killed at the site shortly after 1pm.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene and post-mortem examinations will take place in due course.

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) said they were called to the scene at 3.30pm and sent one ambulance and two paramedic officers to the scene of the shooting.

A WMAS spokesman said: "On arrival, crews discovered two male patients, both of whom were inside a car, it is believed they had been there for some time.

"Unfortunately, it quickly became apparent nothing could be done to save either of them and they were confirmed dead at the scene."

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Video from the scene shows a police van outside the entrance to the industrial estate.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "We’ve launched a double murder investigation after two men were found shot dead in a car on a Black Country industrial estate.

"The men were discovered critically injured inside a vehicle parked outside units off Moor Street in Brierley Hill, Dudley, just before 3.30pm yesterday (30 Sept).

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"However, it’s understood the victims – who have yet to be formally identified – were killed at the site shortly after 1pm.

"Both men were pronounced dead at the scene; a post mortem examination will take place in due course.

"We sealed off the industrial estate, put cordons in place to preserve the scene and enquiries are already well underway.

"We’re appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time who saw or heard anything suspicious to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at our website or call 101 quoting log 3204 from 30 Sept.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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