A group of young men listen to community leaders at a public meeting in Albert Road, Aston
Police patrols were out in force on the streets of Handsworth and Lozells last night following two nights of violence and disorder.
After Saturday night's bloodshed and rioting, a man was shot dead in nearby Newtown in the early hours of yesterday morning and more sporadic outbreaks of disorder occurred in the area earlier on Sunday night.
Meanwhile, West Midlands Police confirmed it was gathering evidence of the involvement of pirate radio DJs in spreading rumours about the gang-rape of a 14-year-old Jamaican girl in an Asian shop - the alleged incident which caused the simmering inter-racial tension that erupted in violence over the weekend.
Superintendent Tom Coughlan, addressing an open air meeting of Asians, said: "It's more than one DJ, you know that as well as I do.
"We are considering their role in the light of events." Earlier, police said it was too early to link the fatal shooting of a 18-year-old "mixed race" man in Birmingham with the riots.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder in Melbourne Road, which happened less than a mile from the Lozells Road flashpoint for Saturday's trouble in which a black man was fatally stabbed.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission are investigating the shooting because it involved the deployment of armed officers responding to reports of an armed man in the area.
Last night the IPCC confirmed that no police weapon had been fired during the incident.
"We have now established that one bullet has been recovered from the deceased's body.
"This bullet is not a calibre bullet consistent with any that is issued to the police."
Detective Chief Inspector Keith Wilson said: "We have got two males in custody. They have not been charged. They are black and local men. They were detained shortly after the incident, just a short distance away from the scene.
"There were a number of incidents reported to the police at the time that may or may not be connected in that vicinity, so I am keeping an open mind."
The latest fatal incident followed what police described as sporadic outbreaks of disorder on Sunday night of a "considerably lower scale" than Saturday night's clashes.
At about 10.30pm, a gang of up to 100 Asian youths were seen running down Lozells Road in a display that one protester said was an act to "reclaim our streets".
Police officers, many in full riot gear, spread out across the area to break up the main body of the gang and prevent a major disturbance.
On Saturday, shops and pubs were ransacked and cars set on fire during the clash which is thought to have involved up to 50 rioters. Hundreds of police in riot gear were attacked with bricks and bottles.
One man, of Afro-Caribbean origin, received a single fatal stab wound in Carlyle Road at about 7pm. The attack is thought to have been the catalyst for the night of "extreme violence".
A police officer was shot in the leg with a ball-bearing gun. He is said to be in a stable condition.
Detective Superintendent Dave Mirfield, leading the murder hunt, said police had received 12 reports of gunfire during the disturbances and 80 crimes were reported, with 35 people taken to hospital and treated for injuries including stabbing and gunshot wounds as well as broken bones.
Five people were arrested in connection with the disorder.