Police and forensics teams were yesterday searching a city pub after a man was shot dead on Sunday morning.
The 33-year-old victim, who has not been identified, was killed at 7.45am outside the King of the Road pub in Newtown, Birmingham.
Police would not confirm whether the incident was gang-related.
Officers sealed off the surrounding area of Pannel Croft and Frankfort Street while forensics conducted a detailed search of the area.
Local resident Charity Mudzinga, 28, said knife and gun-related incidents had occurred in the area before.
Unemployed Charity said: "A similar incident happened here on a nearby street a year or two ago. This area is quite bad for shootings and knife crime."
A second neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "There's always something going on around here. There are gangs, but as long as you keep yourself to yourself, you are usually OK.
"It wouldn't surprise me if it was something to do with a gang - you get that kind of thing around here a lot. People also get robbed here all the time."