Teenager in execution-style killing

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A teenager was shot dead, execution-style, in the back of the head last night. The victim, black and believed to be aged about 17, was shot once in Crompton Road at its junction with Heathfield Road in Handsworth, Birmingham, shortly before 8pm.

Witnesses spoke of a car pulling up and an argument taking place in the middle of the road before a shot was heard. One said a man jumped into the passenger seat before the car sped off. Det Chief Insp Andy McAllister said: "It is very difficult to say what the motive is at this stage but it was a cold-blooded killing."

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