‘Such a funny lad’: Young man killed in street shooting named by friends in tributes

A young man shot in a Doncaster street has died according to friends who have paid tribute to him.

By Claire Lewis
Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 7:08 am

The man, named as Lewis Williams, was fatally injured in a gun attack off Wath Road, Mexborough, yesterday afternoon.

The shooting took place close to the Farmfoods Store at around 5pm.

Emergency services were deployed and a police cordon was put in place to preserve the crime scene.

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Lewis Williams

Specialist armed officers also flooded the area.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed the shooting yesterday but has not yet released any details on the death.

The crime scene remained under police guard overnight and a heavy police presence is expected in Mexborough throughout today.

Posting on Facebook, Jeffrey Jeff said: “One love brother, gone far too soon. Speechless man. It don't seem legit man.”

Lewis Williams

Childhood friend Stephanie Victoria posted: “RIP Lewis. So mad I was only speaking to you not long ago was always there for me.

“Mad to think someone I grew up with from the next street along is gone. I feel so sick. RIP you’ll be missed.”

Kaylene Dion Carr added: “Words can’t describe how shocked I am. RIP Lewis, such a funny lad, always made me laugh and others when you was around.”

Georgia Marie posted: “Honestly can’t believe what I'm hearing. RIP. He was actually a decent guy people need to remember no matter what he was he was still a young lad with a life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his friends and family.”

Emergency services were deployed to Wath Road, Mexborough, after a shooting yesterday afternoon

Sarah Jane Hilton described him as a ‘lovely lad’ who was ‘always polite with a little cheeky personality’.

Angie Carney added: “Well and truly in bits, known him all his life. An amazing young man, always polite and respectful and a right laugh with a heart of gold.

“Got stuck on the wrong path but a life should never be ripped away from someone like this. My heart goes out to his family.”

Kian Johnson said Lewis would never be forgotten and Tom Mahon said he would be missed.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 and quote incident number 495 of January 11.