Police are searching for up to seven people after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Birmingham.
The teenager, who has not been named, was attacked in Kingstanding, north Birmingham, on Monday evening and died at the scene. Police believe up to seven suspects fled the area.
West Midlands police launched a murder investigation and said they had “flooded” the area with officers in order to track down the culprits of the “shocking and senseless” attack.
Officers are speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking CCTV inquiries.
DI Ranj Sangha, from the force’s homicide unit, 前記: “This is a shocking and senseless tragedy. Another young life has been taken far too soon. We have officers with the boy’s family who are facing the cruellest of news this evening. My heart goes out to them.
“We will be leaving no stone unturned in our hunt for the callous individuals responsible for this, or for anyone harbouring them, knowing what they have done.”
It is believed the boy was attacked on College Road, at the junction with Wardour Grove, at about 7.30pm.
West Midlands ambulance service said it sent two ambulances to the scene which arrived within five minutes of the 999 電話, but “nothing could be done” to save the boy.
広報担当者は言った: “Crews arrived to find a teenage boy in a critical condition following a stabbing. The team of ambulance staff worked together to administer advanced life support at the scene.
“Tragically, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed dead at the scene a short time later.”
The Labour MP Jack Dromey, who represents Birmingham, Erdington, where the stabbing took place, said it was “truly shocking that a 14-year-old teenage boy in Kingstanding was stabbed to death this evening. My condolences to his family”.
West Midlands police said anyone who can help the investigation should contact them urgently via Live Chat on their website or by calling 101 quoting log 3313 の 31/5. Call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.