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Man, 23, dies after being shot in street

The 23-year-old victim was shot in Daniel Hill, Sheffield on Saturday Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

A 23-year-old man has died after being shot in broad daylight in Sheffield.

The man, named locally as Aseel, was believed to have either been in, or close to, a black Mercedes car that he had previously been driving when he was shot in the chest in the city's Upperthorpe area while on his way to a family celebration.

Friends described him as a "decent guy" who was "always approachable".

Police confirmed a man died shortly after being taken to hospital after the Daniel Hill shooting at around 1.30pm on Saturday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At around 1.35pm police were called to Daniel Hill following reports that a man had been shot.

"The 23-year-old man was taken to Northern General Hospital with a suspected gunshot wound. He died a short time later.

"Police are currently investigating the incident and anyone who was in the area at the time, or has information about the incident is urged to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 571 of 18 February."

Senior investigating officer Joanne Bates added: "We are still in the very early stages of our investigation however a murder investigation has now been launched and enquiries are ongoing.

"Extra patrols have been put in place in the area to offer reassurance to the community and anyone with information about the incident is urged to report it to an officer."

Police tape surrounds a black Mercedes car at the scene in Daniel Hill, Sheffield Credit: Dave Higgens/PA Wire

Distraught relatives were seen gathering at the scene of the shooting.

One bystander, Abdul Asker, told the Sheffield Star he was a friend of the family.

He 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."

The shooting comes just days after a 25-year-old man was seriously injured after being shot in the Shiregreen area of Sheffield on Monday.

Earlier this month another incident also left an elderly couple shocked after two bullets were fired through their living room window in the Southey Green area of the city.