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Family pay tribute to murdered taxi driver calling him "a real icon to this world"

Image credit: West Midlands Police

The man who died after being shot in Dudley on Sunday 31 January has been named as Mohammed Haroon Zeb.

The 39-year-old, a taxi driver known as Haroon, was taken to hospital with serious injuries following the shooting in Queens Cross just after 12.35am.

He was pronounced dead later that afternoon.

His family have paid tribute to him saying: “Haroon a beautiful son, brother, father, a real icon to this world.

“He eased the burdens of everyone he knew and his beautiful smile lit up every room he walked in.

“Today we mourn the loss of our hero who will be dearly missed. Forever in our hearts rest peacefully Haroon. We will love and miss you forever and your memories will be engraved in our hearts always. RIP Haroon."

Detectives are examining CCTV and carrying out a number of other enquires in an attempt to establish who is responsible, and are urging anyone with any information who’s not already spoken to them to get in touch.

The force has stressed that they know a man flagged down local officers in the area, just after Haroon was shot and are really keen to speak to him.

They’re also asking for anyone with any dashcam footage to contact them.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro, from the homicide team, said: "Haroon’s death is simply tragic, my thoughts are with his family and friends and this very sad time.

"Our investigation is continuing at pace as we try and understand what happened.

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

A post mortem is due to take place on Friday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police via Live Chat, or by calling 101. Quote 20DY/28354Z/21. Alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, where you can tell them what you know, not who you are.

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