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Birmingham man's shooting 'targeted attack'

Leon Robinson
Image caption Mr Robinson was not alone when he was shot, police believed

Police investigating the death of a man whose body was found at a disused Midlands commercial property believe it was a targeted attack.

A post-mortem examination revealed Leon Robinson, 33, who was found on Foundry Lane, Smethwick, on 18 November, died from a gun shot wound to the head.

Mr Robinson, from Rubery, Birmingham, was not alone when he was shot, West Midlands Police believed.

The force said it thought "Leon's murder was not a mistake".

Protection pledge

His body was discovered at 1100 GMT on 18 November and forensic enquiries suggested Mr Robinson was shot at the location, police said.

Acting Ch Insp Wayne Jones said: "Leon or someone he was with was targeted by whoever committed his murder.

"We need the people who were with Leon when he was murdered to come forward and speak to us to help us find whoever is responsible.

"We understand they may be scared, however there are a range of measures we can take to protect the identity of witnesses."

Officers were at Foundry Lane on Thursday morning speaking to people in the area and stopping cars in a bid to find more information.

Mr Robinson, known as Bucky, was reported missing by his family on 7 November.

He was well known in both Rubery and the Sandwell area, police said.

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