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Assel Al-Essaie death: Further arrests over fatal shooting

Assel Al-Essaie Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Assel Al-Essaie died from a gunshot wound to the chest

Three people including a 16-year-old boy have been arrested over the fatal shooting of a man in Sheffield.

Assel Al-Essaie, 23, died in hospital after being shot in the chest in Daniel Hill, Walkley on Saturday.

A 22-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder while the teenager is being detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

A 57-year-old woman has also been arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders. All three are in custody.

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Image caption Police believe the suspects involved in the murder drove a VW Golf (pictured above)

Detectives investigating the shooting have appealed for help to trace a three-door silver/grey VW Golf, registration number PJ10 OJU, believed to have been used in the murder.

They are also keen to trace the movements of two Mercedes cars seen in the Daniel Hill area at the time of the shooting - a black C Class car registration number LP66 RUH, and a white C Class, registration number NU15 PZF.

Officers believe Mr Al-Essaie was in the black car at the time of the shooting and was taken to hospital in the other vehicle.

A 30-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder has been released on bail.

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