Two Coventry teenagers will appear in Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with the the fatal shooting of Abdul Wahid Xasan.

Carren Monga and a 15-year-old boy – who is too young for us to legally name – were both arrested in the early hours of Saturday 14th March 2020 following the killing on Friday.

Last night both suspects were charged with Abdul’s murder and they are due to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 17th March) according to West Midlands Police.

Monga is aged 19 and from Tivey Court in Longford, Coventry, while the 15-year-old is from the Stoke area of Coventry.

Abdul Wahid Xasan, aged 19 from Foleshill, was shot as he walked along Harnall Lane into Adelaide Street in Hillfields just after 2.30pm on Friday 13th March.

Abdul Wahid Xasan died from gunshot wounds on Friday afternoon

A post mortem examination revealed he died from two gunshot wounds to his back which caused catastrophic internal injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths from the Homicide Unit, said:

“We’ve made swift progress in our investigation and it’s led us to charge two suspects with murder.

“But our investigation continues at pace and we still really want to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us or anyone who has information.

“I particularly want to hear from anyone who saw the black VW Golf believed to have been used in the shooting and which was found burned out in London Road. If anyone saw it or has dash-cam footage of the car I need to speak to them.”

Detective Griffiths is appealing to anyone who saw a black VW Golf R with silver wing mirrors and five spoke alloys being driven erratically on Friday to come forward.

Anyone who has any information relating to this incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 2362.

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