Police detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Small Heath have made a series of arrests.

Mohammed Kasim, aged 30, was in a car on Everlsey Road at just after midnight on 7 July when he was shot.

Kasim and a second man were both shot and made their way to hospital but Kasim died, while the other man’s injuries were not life-threatening and he’s since been recovering at home.

Last month, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and released on police bail, with a further five people since being arrested following a series of warrants carried out across Birmingham over the past few days.

Four men aged 22 and a 17-year-old teen have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. They have all since been released on police bail.

Mohammed Kasim was shot in Small Heath in BirminghamWMP
Mohammed Kasim was shot in Small Heath in Birmingham

Victim Kasim’s family have been informed of these developments as West Midlands Police continue to support them.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Ingram from the force’s homicide team, said: “These arrests are significant for our investigation which continues at pace. We remain committed to seeking justice for Mr Kasim and his loved ones.

“We still need your help and ask that anyone who was in the area at the time, and may have dash cam footage or information and hasn’t already been in touch to do so. Your information could be vital.”

Police are urging anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101 or using Live Chat on the WMP website. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 69 of 7 July.

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