A TEENAGE schoolboy has died after being stabbed in a suspected gang attack outside a McDonalds.
Cops rushed to seal off Sutton Coldfield town centre after the 16-year-old was attacked outside the fast food restaurant just after 3:30pm.
BPM Media Cops sealed off Sutton Coldfield town centre after the brutal attack
Paramedics battled to save the stricken teen, but he died at the scene shortly after they arrived.
Witness Nigel Waldron, 54, told BirmimghamLive: "It’s notorious for gangs around this area. We’ve been doing what we can but it seems to be problem after problem. I feel desperately sorry for the kid and his family."
"I went out to get a cup of coffee and saw the ambulance and helicopter – I knew straight away it must have been a major incident.
"I went out and saw the medics attending to someone around 3pm and they were there for about an hour.
Caters News Agency The schoolboy sadly died at the scene despite the best efforts of local paramedics
Witness Joy Lynch added: "Was shopping in the Parade when this happened, there is no fear of being recognised and complete disregard for anyone else around.
"They (gangs) do not fear the police, so extra policing isn't the answer. I hope someone does know how to stop this as it's out of control.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "A murder investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy has died following a stabbing in Sutton Coldfield this afternoon.
"Officers were called after the teenager was found injured in Lower Parade at around 3.30pm.
Caters News Agency The area is supposedly notorious with gangs
"Despite the best efforts of emergency services the boy was confirmed dead at the scene.
"The area has been sealed off for investigations to be carried out."
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman added: "West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called to reports of a stabbing in Lower Parade, Sutton Coldfield shortly at around 3.30pm this afternoon.
"An ambulance, a paramedic officer, the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) team medics and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Tatenhill airbase were responded to the scene.
BPM Media Cops are urging anyone with information to come forward
JILTED AT THE ALTAR
CRASH KIDS' DAD DEAD
'BLOOD WILL FILL GROUND'
'I'M SO EXCITED'
ON THE CLOCK