A SOLICITOR has died after being shot outside a church – as cops arrest two men over his death. Dad-of-two Khuram Javed, 30, was found by
A SOLICITOR has died after being shot outside a church – as cops arrest two men over his death.
Dad-of-two Khuram Javed, 30, was found by police in Sheffield on Saturday after being shot dead.
Dad-of-two Khuram Javed was shot dead in Sheffield[/caption]
Police cordoned off the road in Sheffield on Saturday[/caption]
South Yorkshire police attended the scene around St Mary’s gate[/caption]
Mr Javed was formally identified by cops today, and two men have been arrested as part of a murder probe.
The men, aged 21 and 23, were both detained on suspicion of murder.
They remain in police custody this evening.
Cops said Mr Javed’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers as detectives work to piece together the events which led up to his death.
Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Michael Hakin said: “Our investigation is continuing at pace and my team and I remain keen to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward.
“It’s believed a confrontation between two parties took place, prior to the fatal shot being fired.
“I am urging anyone who witnessed this, or knows what happened, to speak to us. If you hold dash-cam footage and were driving through the area at the time, please check your camera as you may have captured something important.
“Our uniformed officers remain in the area and will do so over the coming days. They are there for your reassurance and for you to speak to if you have any questions or information.”
South Yorkshire Police were called to Clough Road near Bramall Lane at around 9.40pm on Saturday following reports of shots being fired.
Khuram was pronounced dead at the scene.
Another man, aged 31, was rushed to hospital to be treated for minor injuries to his foot, and was later discharged.
A massive police cordon was in place around St Mary’s Gate and a police tent and screen were put up near the murder scene.
Nearby residents said they heard what they believed to be “gunshots”.
Locals paid tribute to Mr Javed online.
A family friend, Aftab Ahmed said he was a quiet lad.
He said: “I mostly saw him out and about with his young family. Just a tragic loss for the family as I don’t know the details of how the incident happened.
“Absolutely just a senseless taking of a young life.”
Pakistan Muslim Centre’s Allama Iqbal Sunday Cricket League also posted a tribute on their Facebook page.
They said: “It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved brother Khuram Javed has returned to Allah.”
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Anyone with information has been asked to call 101 quoting incident number 984 of 10 April or use our online reporting tool.
Dashcam footage can be sent to [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.
Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.
South Yorkshire Police murder squad detectives at the scene of fatal shooting on Saturday in Sheffield[/caption]