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Murder Investigation After Birmingham Hit And Run
A murder investigation's begun after a teenager died in a hit and run in Birmingham.
The 19 year old was found in Hunton Road, Erdington, last night, after officers were initially called to The Gardens at around 8.50pm following reports of disorder and a man being bundled into a car before being driven away.
A few minutes later at around 8.55pm police were called to Hunton Road, Erdington to what was believed to be a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian.
The ambulance service was called and a 19-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives are linking the incidents.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from the force's CID department, said: "At this stage we are treating the man's death as suspicious.
"I believe there were two vehicles involved in this incident a blue Mercedes and a silver VW Passat and I would ask that anyone who saw these cars in the area around The Gardens and Hunton Road to contact me as a matter of urgency.
"The circumstances are still being investigated and I am keeping an open mind into what happened.
"The family of the teenager have been informed of his death and are being supported by specialist officers at this time."
A 22-year-old man, who was also assaulted in the attack, was not seriously injured.
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call 101 urgently. Anyone who wants to provide information anonymously can call Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.
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