An international kickboxing star was among two men killed in a vicious gang war.
Khuzaimah Douglas, 19, was killed alongside pal Raseem Ramzan, 36, as armed men raided a West Midlands cannabis farm.
Leading figures from the world of kickboxing led the tributes to Douglas, who fought out of Tyseley’s USKA fight factory.
Reports claim both men were caught in a brawl as a rival gang stormed their building in the city’s Brierley Hill suburb.
USKA posted a moving tribute to “humble” Douglas, who represented England at the International Combat Organisation’s world championships in Scotland, the WKO World Championships in Barnsley.
“Khuzaimah was a kind, considerate, extremely talented and humble young man who everyone had a connection with, an older brother to the USKA kids and a younger brother to all the seniors.
“To see the effect that this has had on each and every member at the gym last night was truly heartbreaking.
“I can only imagine what his family are going through right now having to process the situation and come to terms with their unimaginable loss.
“Thank you for all the messages, texts and calls of condolence, they are truly appreciated.
“Please say a prayer for Khuzaimah and his family and keep him in your thoughts today.”
A club member posted: “A father who devoted his life to leading the light for young people has lost his own young soul.
“A man who led the light for young people like myself once upon a time has to face such tragedy.
"Life doesn’t usually make much sense. We all got to strive for better days.
“It is just absurd to understand how such an inspirational father will have to attempt to comprehend this life taken so soon.”
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