A MURDER INVESTIGATION has been launched in the UK after a company director was shot dead during an attempted robbery at his warehouse.
Police were called to Direct Source 3 Ltd in the Digbeth area of Birmingham just before 6.40pm last night following reports that several masked men were robbing the premises.
Responding officers found 56-year-old Akhtar Javeed – a director of the food supply company, according to online company records – with a gunshot wound.
He was rushed to hospital by paramedics but pronounced dead a short time later.
Detectives believe two men were involved in the robbery.
Appealing for information, acting detective chief inspector Martin Slevin said: “At this early stage we believe this was a targeted robbery attempt at the business premises in Rea Street South near to the junction with MacDonald Street.
It happened at a time when other people may have been leaving work for the day and someone may have seen what happened or have important information about the suspects.