Khuram Javed murder sparks investigation into NINTH shooting in Sheffield so far this year

The murder of a beloved young man shot dead in Sheffield has triggered the ninth police investigation into shootings in the city so far this year.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 1:47 pm

Khuram Javed, aged 30, was gunned down on Clough Road, near Bramall Lane, on Saturday, April 10.

He could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man, 31, who was also shot, survived and was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Khuram Javed was shot dead in Sheffield

Mr Javed was a married father-of-two, who worked as a solicitor for a Sheffield law firm.

His death has sparked an outpouring of grief from friends and relatives of Mr Javed, with glowing tributes paid to him online.

Colleagues at Alison Law Solicitors on London Road said he was ‘an amazing, loyal and great man’.

They also described him as ‘talented and honourable’.

The investigation into his death is the ninth police probe launched into shootings in Sheffield so far this year, based on details of incidents released by South Yorkshire Police.

The day before the killing, a gun was fired in Warren Lane, Chapeltown, at around 11.30pm.

South Yorkshire Police said a gold Peugeot was seen fleeing the scene afterwards.

There were no injuries reported but the shooting caused safety concerns in the Sheffield suburb.

Last month, an 18-year-old man was seriously injured when a fun was fired during a fight on Queens Road, Heeley.

That same month two men were injured in a gun attack in Ashpool Close, Woodhouse and another two men were shot in an incident on Cowley Gardens, Westfield.

On Sunday, February 28 shots were fired at a vehicle on Yew Lane, Ecclesfield and 10 days earlier, on Thursday, February 18, a gun was fired at a house on Dore Road, Dore – one of the most exclusive streets in Sheffield.

A window was damaged in the gun attack.

On Wednesday, January 6 there were two shootings on the Manor estate in the space of an hour.

A gun was fired towards homes on Castledale Croft and Prince of Wales Road, with injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the incidents should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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