A man who died in a shooting in the Ladywood area of Birmingham on Tuesday has been named as Dante Mullings.
The 23-year-old was found with fatal injuries in St Vincent Street West on Tuesday after shots were fired at a car.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a tribute issued through West Midlands Police, Mullings’s family said: “Our family, friends and all who knew Dante are absolutely broken beyond belief.
“Dante was the epitome of kind, caring and thoughtful. The tributes that we have heard are testament of this. Dante will be terribly missed. Not only is his murder a huge loss to our family but also a considerable loss to the community.”
Dante was the epitome of kind, caring and thoughtful. The tributes that we have heard are testament of this
The violence unfolded at about 5pm on Tuesday, yards from the windows of classrooms at St John and St Peter’s CE Academy school, where children had been studying a couple of hours before.
West Midlands police said a 19-year-old man remains in hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-changing.
A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital and has since been discharged.
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward, while investigations establish the circumstances leading to Dante’s death continue.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett said: “We are directly appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dash cam or mobile phone footage to come forward, even if it was not directly of the incident, this could help us piece together the circumstances leading to this tragic death.
“We want to know what happened and why, and anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant you believe this to be, should come forward.”
“You can now information directly to the investigation team via this link https://mipp.police.uk/operation/20HQ19F24-PO1, or contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”