'He was smiling all the time' - tributes paid to man shot dead on Sheffield street

Tributes have been paid to a man who died after being shot in broad daylight on a street in Sheffield.

Saturday, 18th February 2017, 6:09 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:20 am
Armed police at the scene of the fatal shooting (PA)

A 23-year-old man was shot in the chest on Daniel Hill Terrace, in Upperthorpe, on Saturday afternoon, at around 1.35pm.

The man, who has been named locally as Aseel, was taken to Northern General Hospital, where he died soon after arriving,

Forensics officers investigate the scene of the fatal shooting (Glenn Ashley)

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Abdul Asker, who said he was a friend of the family, said: "He was a decent guy. He was smiling all the time and was always approachable and ready to listen.

"We're stunned by his sudden death, which is very sad news for the whole community here.

"Hopefully the people who did this will be brought to justice."

Another man, who claimed to be the victim's cousin, said: "He was a good guy. He was very friendly and very generous. He would help anybody. We can't believe what has happened."

Forensics officers investigate the scene of the fatal shooting (Glenn Ashley)

Police are investigating the shooting and have asked anyone with information to call 101, quoting the incident number 571 of February 18.

This is the second shooting in the city in just six days, after another young man was shot in the chest in Shiregreen on Monday night.