Man in his 30s gunned down in the street as police urge witnesses to come forward

 West Midlands Police says a man in his 30s was gunned down and is appealing for information following the incident.

The area is sealed off as police officers comb the scene for evidence.

The force is urgently 'trying to establish who was responsible' - but no arrests have yet been made.

BirminghamLive reports there may also be a second scene in Stourbridge – but it is unclear if it is related.

A police cordon is in place Abdul Qureshi, who lives nearby, said: "We heard four or five shots just after midnight.

"An ambulance came shortly afterward as someone was injured.

"We were up all night until 4am thinking 'what's happened'.

"I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime."

Another resident, who asked not to be named, said: "We heard three bangs about half 12 - the dogs were going crazy.

"Three ambulances came afterwards, it was a bit of a commotion really.

"Dudley is a dangerous place, this doesn't surprise me."

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "We're appealing for information after a man has been seriously injured following a shooting in Dudley this morning (31 January).

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"We were called to Queens Cross just after 12.35am today."A man in his 30s was found with serious injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital.

"A cordon has been put in place while enquiries are carried out in the area to try and establish who was responsible."

Anyone with information relating to this incident is urged to contact police via Live Chat, by calling 101 quoting incident reference 20DY/28354Z/21 or by contacting Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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