Police issue anniversary appeal for information on fatal shooting in Sheffield

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Sheffield have issued an anniversary appeal for information.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 1:02 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:52 am
Aseel Al-Essaie

Aseel Al Essaie, aged 23, was gunned down in Daniel Hill, Upperthorpe, two weeks ago tomorrow.

He was shot in the chest and was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.

Eight arrests have been made so far, with suspects held on suspicion of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assisting offenders.

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They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker said police officers will return to Upperthorpe tomorrow in the hope of finding people who have not yet come forward with information.

DCI Whittaker said: “Mr Al-Essaie was shot at about 1.35pm on Saturday, February 18 in Daniel Hill. He was taken to hospital but sadly died shortly after.

“So far, we have spoken to numerous witnesses and are continuing to explore a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this death.

“However, I do believe that there are people out there who have information about Mr Al-Essaie’s death, who have not yet come forward.

“Our officers will be in Upperthorpe tomorrow, handing out posters and leaflets speaking to members of the local community, with the hope that someone comes forward with that vital piece of information we need to piece together who is responsible for his death.

“We have made a number of arrests in relation to this investigation so far and I’d like to stress that this is still very much an ongoing, live investigation that continues to move at a fast pace.

“If you have any information at all, that could assist with the investigation, please come and talk to us tomorrow, or call us.

“Every piece of information given to us will be treated in the utmost confidence and taken extremely seriously. Each bit of information could prove helpful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.