Dad-of-two solicitor named as victim of Bramall Lane fatal shooting in Sheffield

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The victim of a fatal shooting near Bramall Lane last night has been named locally as 30-year-old father-of-two Khuram Javed.

Family and friends have taken to social media to express their grief on the tragic passing of the University of Sheffield law graduate, who worked as a solicitor at a local law firm on London Road.

South Yorkshire Police were called to Clough Road near Bramall Lane in Sheffield at around 9.40pm on Saturday following reports of shots fired.

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Police who attended the scene discovered the man with life-threatening injuries consistent with firearms discharge.

A man has been locally named as the victim of Bramall Lane fatal shootingA man has been locally named as the victim of Bramall Lane fatal shooting
A man has been locally named as the victim of Bramall Lane fatal shooting

Khuram was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

A massive police cordon remains in place around St Mary's Gate toward Bramall Lane and a police tent and screen were put up near the murder scene.

Nearby residents said they heard what they believed "gunshots" last night.

Police have not officially confirmed the deceased's identity but locals have named him in their tributes posted online.

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A family friend, Aftab Ahmed said Khuram has always come across "a quiet lad.

"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,” he said.

Pakistan Muslim Centre's Allama Iqbal Sunday Cricket League also posted a tribute on their Facebook page.

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"It is with great sadness to inform you that our beloved brother Khuram Javed has returned to Allah. Can you please make dua (a prayer) that Allah grants Khuram janat al firdos (the highest paradise) and gives his family sabr (patience),” it said.

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