The distraught father of a man who was shot dead in Birmingham this week on his twentieth birthday has pleaded for calm.
Andrew Brown, whose son Meschack Tesfa Bernard-Brown died on Monday in Melbourne Avenue, Newtown, said his son had been the innocent victim of a revenge attack.
Mr Brown said he knew Meschack had many friends who were angered by his death and he hoped they would not be tempted to seek revenge.
"I do not want any retribution for my son's death," he said. "There are a lot of angry people who loved him so much but I don't want retribution or revenge. It's got to stop now.
"Someone has taken my son away from his family all for the sake of revenge, and he had nothing to do with it.
"I want anyone involved to think about what they have done. All I want is justice for my son, nothing else."
Detective Superintendent Mike Treble, head of West Midlands Police's major investigation unit, said: "We are committed to bringing justice for Meshack and his family and we have a large team working on the investigation.
"An increased police presence will continue over the coming days. Local people will see officers in uniform on the streets and if they have any information we urge them to approach the officers.
"There has been a period of calm and stability in the area for a long time. We do not want people to feel they have to take things into their own hands.
"We do not want to speak to another set of parents in these circumstances."
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
West Midlands Police have linked the shooting to two stabbings which took place in Lozells earlier on Monday.
Half an hour before Mr Bernard-Brown was shot, two Asian men were attacked. The first incident saw an 18-year-old stabbed in the groin at 6.42pm in Lime Street, Lozells. Half an hour later a second male, aged 22, was slashed on the leg with a machete and hit on the head with a bottle in Archibald Grove, Lozells.
Campaigner Anthony Reid, from Increase the Peace UK, said: "I urge communities to help the justice process and make sure they speak to young people who may want to take matters into their own hands.
"This will not help our communities."
In a further incident in Newtown, shots were fired at a Birmingham house. Two bullets were fired into the door of the property in Wheeler Street at 9.45pm on Tuesday.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman last night said: "No-one was injured. Inquiries are ongoing."
She said it was too early in the inquiry to link the incident with Monday's shooting, where a 19-year-old was shot dead in the area.