Residents have told how they heard "blood curdling screams" as a man in his 20s was hacked to death with a MACHETE.
Police have launched a manhunt for the killer who launched a terrifying attack on Monday (13/7) evening.
Officers dashed to Chervil Rise in Heath Town, Wolverhampton, at 5.20pm after receiving reports of a man being attacked with a blade.
A man in his 20s was found bleeding in the front garden of the block of flats and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are hunting the murderer who ran away on foot.
Residents living nearby told how they heard "blood curdling screams" and shouts of "don't do it" shortly before the attack.
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!'
"It might not be connected but if it was then they probably heard the poor guy's final words."
Another resident, who gave their name as Mandy, said: "There are loads of rumours about it being a love triangle or a drug deal gone wrong.
"Either way a young fella is dead and there's a killer on the loose. It's pretty scary considering how many young families live round here."
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "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."