Sheffield shooting: Man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

Sheffield shooting: Man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder

A shooting took place in Sheffield on Saturday (Stock image)

Monday, February 20, 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder a 23-year-old, who was shot in the street at the weekend.

On Saturday (February 18) Assel Al-Essaie was shot in or near a black Mercedes, as his family was gathering for a celebration at a house in Sheffield.

Witnesses said relatives came out to help him as paramedics and armed police were called to the scene in the Upperthorpe area of the city.

The victim was taken to Sheffield's Northern General Hospital, but he died a short time later. 

A post-mortem examination showed that Al-Essaie died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest, a spokesman from South Yorkshire Police said.

He added that a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and remains in custody.

The shooting happened on a busy road linking the Walkley and Upperthorpe areas and happened in broad daylight, just 200 yards from a number of shops and cafes.

Anyone with information about Saturday's shooting is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 571 of February 18.