ARMED police officers shot a man dead in Coventry as part of an “intelligence-led” operation on Friday night, West Midlands Police said.
A large number of police cars, along with emergency service vehicles, were reported in the area of Burnaby Road, a largely residential street north of the city centre, in the wake of the incident.
One Twitter user said: "My brother lives on Burnaby road and a policeman told him to get inside as someone has been shot.
"Not letting anyone on Burnaby road over 17 police cars armed police on street."
West Midlands Police said the gun attack had been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the force's watchdog.