Police have launched a murder investigation after a teenager who was shot in the West Midlands has now died.

A 16-year-old boy was found with life-threatening injuries at an address in Lighthorne Avenue, Ladywood, at around 12.30pm on Sunday, November 5.

He sadly died in hospital yesterday with his family now being supported by the police.

A 17-year-old boy who was arrested yesterday (Tuesday, November 7) remains in police custody for questioning.

A scene remains in place in Lighthorne Avenue and another off St Vincent Street as part of ongoing enquiries.

Chief Inspector Sara Beech, from Birmingham Local Policing Area (LPA), said: “This is the tragic death of a young man who should have had his life ahead of him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at what is an incredibly painful time.

“We understand this dreadful news will naturally cause concern and upset within the community, but we need people to remain calm so we can fully investigate, get answers and convict whoever was responsible.

“We have increased patrols in the area to offer reassurance and our officers will be available for anyone who has information.”