Artist creates incredible mural in Upperthorpe to honour Sheffield shooting victim

An incredible mural has been created in Upperthorpe to honour Aseel Al-Essaie who was shot dead in broad daylight last month.

Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 2:10 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:20 am
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells

The mural, painted in striking black and white, shows the 23-year-old with a beaming smile and the message 'Aseels World...Rest In Peace Bro' either side.

Artist Ben Gourvenec painted the tribute on the wall of Red Monkey Tattoo Studio on Daniel Hill, the same road where Aseel was shot dead on Saturday, February 18.

Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells

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Mr Gourvenec said he hoped the mural would help to spread a lot of "love and positivity" in the Upperthorpe community following the shooting.

He said: "The mural is to let all his family and friends in the community know he's still with them, whenever they pass by they'll see him smiling."

Mr Al-Essaie was shot at around 1.35pm on Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe on Saturday afternoon.

Since the shooting, eight people have been arrested including a 32-year-old man held on suspicion of murder last night.

Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells
Ben Gourvenec has made a mural to honour the victim of the Upperthorpe shooting on Daniel Hill. Picture: Chris Etchells