Police said they are still trying to catch the killer of a Birmingham shopkeeper at the close of an inquest three years on from his death.

Mohammed Basharat, aged 24, was gunned down in the Supermalt store, in Villa Road, Lozells, by a masked man brandishing a sawn-off shotgun.

The dad-of-two was hit by a single shot and died hours later in City Hospital.

Assistant deputy coroner Michael Snell resumed the inquest at Birmingham Coroner’s Court yesterday, at which Mr Basharat’s wife and his two brothers were also present.

Dr Peter Acland, the pathologist who carried out the post-mortem examination, told the hearing the cause of death had been a shotgun injury to the face and neck and he had been hit at “very close” range.