Detectives thank public for helping with probe into Sheffield murder

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Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Sheffield have thanked members of the public for passing on information.

Aseel Al-Essaie, aged 23, died after he was shot in his chest in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, on Saturday, February 18.

He had just arrived for a family celebration for his twin sister's engagement when he was gunned down.

Two weeks to the day after the shooting, detectives returned to the crime scene in a bid to find new information to help crack the case.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, said: “I would like to thank everyone who came forward on Saturday to speak to and give information to police in relation to Mr Al-Essaie’s death.

“All of the information gathered has been extremely useful in relation to the enquiries were are making in connection with the investigation.

“The investigation is still on going and I would like to urge anyone who may have witnessed the fatal shooting or was in the area at the time of the incident, to please come forward as they may be able to assist with our enquiries.

“Any piece or information, no matter how small or irrelevant you believe it to be, could be crucial to our investigation.”

A total of eight people - four men, two women and two teenage boys - have been arrested in connection with Mr Al-Essaie’s death and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

They were held on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assisting offenders.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.