Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man was fatally attacked with a machete in Wolverhampton.
The victim, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene after officers were called to an address in the Heath Town area of the city at 5.20pm on Monday.
Officers from West Midlands Police said they have launched a manhunt for the alleged offender who is thought to have run away on foot.
Neighbours said they heard “blood curdling screams” and shouts of “don’t do it” shortly before the incident.
One resident said: “I’d just been to the bins at the back of the flats when I heard awful blood curdling screams.
“It’s normally loud around here with kids playing out and music going but this was different.
“I ran inside and a few minutes later the place was crawling with police.
“A friend of mine lives closer to where it happened and told me they heard someone shouting ‘no no don’t do it!’”
Another resident living near the scene said: "It is awful that some young man has lost his life. I really hope the police find the suspect and quickly.
“Everyone on the street is shocked by this mindless violence and my thoughts go out to his family."
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said on Monday: "We’ve launched a murder inquiry after a man was stabbed in a Wolverhampton street on 13 July.
"We received a 999 call just after 5.20pm reporting a man having been attacked with a machete in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton.
"The victim, who is believed to be in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene and we’ve cordoned off the area for a full forensic examination.
“It's understood the offender ran off on foot and we're now appealing for witnesses to get in touch.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened, or who saw a man running away, is asked to message us on Live Chat via our website or call 101 quoting log 3705 from 13 July.”