Police have launched a murder probe after young man was stabbed to death in a broad daylight machete attack.
Officers were called to reports that a man had been knifed in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton, just after 5.20pm on Monday.
The victim, believed to be in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The area has been cordoned off as forensic teams investigate.
A nearby resident told BirminghamLive: "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."
West Midlands Police said: "We received a 999 call just after 5.20pm reporting a man having been attached with a machete in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton.
"The victim - who is believed to be in his twenties - 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 call 101 quoting log 3707 from 13 July or message the West Midlands Police live chat.