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Two charged over Abdul Wahid Xasan shooting

John Carlon 17th Mar, 2020 Updated: 17th Mar, 2020

POLICE investigating the killing of Abdul Wahid Xasan in Coventry have charged two suspects.

Abdul was fatally shot in the back on Friday (March 13), in Arnside Close, Hillfields.

Officers say Carren Monga and a 15-year-old boy who cannot be named have been charged with murder.

In statement, West Midlands Police said: “We’ve charged two teenagers over the fatal shooting of Abdul Wahid Xasan in Coventry.

“Carren Monga and a 15-year-old boy – who cannot be named for legal reasons – were both arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning following the killing on Friday.

“Last night both suspects were charged with Abdul’s murder and they are due before Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (17 March).

“Monga is aged 19 and from Tivey Court in Longford, Coventry, while the 15-year-old is from the Stoke area of Coventry.

“Abdul Wahid Xasan, aged 19 from Foleshill, was shot as he walked along Harnall Lane into Adelaide Street in Hillfields just after 2.30pm on Friday (13 March).

“A post mortem examination revealed he died from two gunshot wounds to his back which caused catastrophic internal injuries.”

Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths from WMP Homicide Unit has been leading the investigation.

He’s still appealing for witnesses and especially anyone who was in the Hillfields area on Friday afternoon and saw a black VW Golf R with silver wing mirrors and five spoke alloys being driven erratically.

He added: “We’ve made swift progress in our investigation and it’s led us to charge two suspects with murder.

“But our investigation continues at pace and we still really want to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us or anyone who has information.

“I particularly want to hear from anyone who saw the black VW Golf believed to have been used in the shooting and which was found burned out in London Road. If anyone saw it or has dash-cam footage of the car I need to speak to them.”

The Homicide Unit can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.

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