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Wolverhampton shooting: Police begin murder inquiry

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Police set up a cordon on Valley Road
A man has died in hospital after being shot in an inner-city area of Wolverhampton.Police were called to Valley Road, Park Village, after gunshots were heard at about 21:10 BST on Friday. Minutes later, officers said they were made aware of a man with serious injuries who had been driven to nearby New Cross Hospital. He died at 02:00 BST on Saturday, police said. The victim has not yet been formally identified. His family is being supported by officers.
Officers have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries
Forensic officers have also been at the scene
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The victim died in hospital in the early hours
There was still a police presence at the hospital at about 02:00 BST on Saturday
Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust posted on social media on Friday evening to reassure patients. A spokesman said: "At approx. 9.30pm tonight a man was brought in to the Emergency Department at New Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound. "There were no gun shots fired at New Cross Hospital. The hospital is functioning as normal."
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Spokesperson for the Trust said: “At approx. 9.30pm tonight a man was brought in to the Emergency Department at New Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound. There were no gun shots fired at New Cross Hospital. The hospital is functioning as normal. No further comment can be made.— Royal Wolverhampton (@RWT_NHS) July 20, 2018
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