Fundraiser launched as 20-year-old Sheffield murder victim named locally

The heartbroken friends of a young Sheffield man who died in a suspected murder have launched a fundraising appeal in his memory.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 9:43 pm

The 20-year-old tragically died in hospital after being found with gunshot wounds on Grimesthorpe Road South, Burngreave, in the early hours of this morning (Monday, November 16).

Although not yet officially identified by police, he has been named on social media as Ramey Ghalib.

So far dozens of people have flocked to a Go Fund Me page launched with the aim of building a water well in Ramey’s memory, which has raised more than £1,300.

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(Left) The 20-year-old murder victim has been named on social media (Right) The crime scene cordoned off this morning.
(Left) The 20-year-old murder victim has been named on social media (Right) The crime scene cordoned off this morning.

Tributes have also poured in for the ‘lovely’ young man on social media.

Ramey was described by a friend on Instagram as ‘always happy’.

"He was always making others smile,” the post reads. “There wasn’t a time when he wasn’t smiling or making a joke.

"Me and my friend wants the person who shot him to stop being selfish and come forward. His family and friends need answers.”

In what has been a dark few days for Sheffield the 20-year-old’s death comes just a little under 24 hours after a 28-year-old man also died in a stabbing at a block of flats in Highfield, Sharrow.

Police say that while they believe both incidents to be ‘targeted attacks’, they are not thought to be linked.

No arrests in connection with the most recent murder have yet been made.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is urged to call South Yorkhsire Police on 101, quoting incident number 42 of November 16.

Alternatively, call Crimstoppers on 0800 555 111.

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