A man has been shot dead during an armed robbery in Worcestershire.
Three robbers were on the run following the incident at Fairfield Stores in Stourbridge Road, Fairfield, near Bromsgrove.
The victim died after being shot in the chest at 8.20am today, West Mercia Police said. A second man was shot in the leg during the incident. His condition was not known.
A West Mercia Police spokeswoman said: "Initial information is that there were three offenders wearing balaclavas and armed with a handgun and a sledgehammer.
"It is believed they were in a silver VW Golf, which has since been found abandoned nearby."
Detective Superintendent Jon Groves, of the major incident unit, said: "Significant resources have been committed to this inquiry, which is in its very early stages.
"We are appealing for anyone who saw the silver Golf in the area between the store and Bourneheath Road, where it was abandoned, to contact us."