Killer still at large one week after fatal shooting of dad-of-two in Sheffield

The killer of a devoted dad who was shot dead in Sheffield remains at large today – one week after the gun attack.

Saturday, 17th April 2021, 7:26 am

Khurm Javed, aged 30, was killed in Clough Road, near Bramall Lane, last Saturday night.

Detectives investigating the murder said shots were fired after a ‘confrontation between two parties’ but no other details have yet been released.

Khurm, a married dad-of-two, was a solicitor for London Road-based law firm Alison Law Solicitors.

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Khurm Javed was shot dead in Sheffield one week ago

Two men, aged 21 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of murder earlier this week before being bailed after police questioning.

Sheffield’s District Commander, Temporary Chief Superintendent Shelley Hemsley, issued a statement in the wake of the murder in which she stressed that tackling gun crime was a priority for city officers

The police chief said: “I want to be clear that tackling gun crime is a priority for my teams here in Sheffield, significant work is taking place to deter, detect and disrupt criminals involved in this type of criminality.

“Our dedicated Armed Crime Team, formed last year, has had some significant successes including the seizure of 66 illegally held firearms in 2020.

“Operation Fortify, which unites the police and partner agencies, is also disrupting the work of organised crime groups, by gathering and sharing information about key locations and criminals.”

She added: “What is vital is that the community work with the police, that community leaders and representatives engage with us, talk to us and share information with us.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 984 of April 10.

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