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Dudley taxi driver named as murder victim after fatal shooting

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Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot and killed in Dudley on Sunday 31 January.

The 39-year-old man, who has been named locally as Haroon Zeb, was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the shooting in Queens Cross just after 12.35am.

He was sadly pronounced dead during the afternoon of the shooting, and police are currently supporting his family during their time of grief.

Police are examining CCTV and carrying out other enquiries in an attempt to establish who was behind the killing. Patrols have also been stepped up in the areas.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said: "A man has lost his life and this is a deeply distressing time for his family and friends.

"We will be working round the clock to establish who was responsible for this tragic death, and try to understand why it happened.

"I would urge anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible."

A post mortem is due to take place in the coming days.

Jamia Anwar-ul-Quran Education Centre, Lye, Stourbridge, posted a tribute following the announcement, saying: “It is with extreme sadness we inform you that Haroon Zeb, son of Chairman Chaudary Mohammad Aurangzeb (Chairman Dudley central Mosque) has sadly passed away.

“May Allah forgive the deceased's sins and grant him intercession of Rasool Allah and May Allah grant the entire family with sabar and patience at this very difficult time.

“Jamia Anwarul Quran and Lye community extend their deepest condolences to the entire family.”

Anyone with information which can assist enquiries is urged to get in contact via Live Chat, or by calling 101. Quote 20DY/28354Z/21. Alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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