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Assel Al-Essaie death: Ninth arrest over Sheffield shooting

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

A ninth person has been arrested over the fatal shooting of a man in Sheffield in February.

The 29-year-old man was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of assisting an offender in relation to the death of Assel Al-Essaie. He was later released on bail, South Yorkshire Police said.

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

Four men, two women and two teenage boys, have previously been bailed.

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Image caption Mr Al-Essaie was taken to Northern General hospital but died from his injuries.

Mr Al-Essaie was believed to be in a black Mercedes C class car when he was shot on Saturday 18 February.

Armed police sealed off surrounding streets and he was taken to hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Officers are still asking for anyone with information about Mr Al-Essaie's death to come forward.

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