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5 April 2017, 19:03
A 31 year old man has been released on bail after being questioned by detectives investigating a murder in Sheffield.
Wednesday 5th April
Aseel Al'Essaie was shot dead in February.
Seven men, two women and two teenagers have been questioned as part of the investigation.
All have been released on bail.
Friday 17th March
He was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The 23 year old was shot and killed in February in the Walkley area.
He's the ninth person to be arrested and questioned.
Thursday 2nd March
23 year old Aseel Al-Essaie was shot and killed in the Walkley area on February 18.
The man has been questioned on suspicion of murder.
Eight people in total have been questioned and released on bail.
Wednesday 1st March
A 32 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Sheffield man.
23 year old Aseel Al-Essaie died on February 18.
Two people arrested on Monday on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on bail.
Monday 27th February
Police investigating the shooting of Aseel Al-Essaie in Sheffield have made two more arrests
The 23 year-old was shot dead in Daniel Hill in the Walkley area on Saturday 18 February.
Police made the arrests this morning after stopping a car on the A61 Sheffield Parkway.
Tuesday 21st February
Police investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man who was shot in a Sheffield street have appealed for information about the movements of a number of cars
Assel Al-Essaie was shot in a black Mercedes car as his family gathered for a celebration at a nearby house on Saturday lunchtime.
Witnesses said relatives came out to help Mr Al-Essaie as paramedics and armed police were called to the scene on Daniel Hill, between the Upperthorpe and Walkley areas of the city.
Police said he was taken to hospital in another Mercedes car but died soon afterwards.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker, who is leading the search for the the gunman, said he urgently needs to trace the movements of both these vehicles as well as a silver-grey Volkswagen Golf R car, registration number PJ10 OJU, which is believed to have been used by those who killed Mr Al-Essaie.
Mr Whittaker said: "The picture we have released is similar, although I must stress the car we want to trace is a three-door car with an unusual twin exhaust at the back.
"We believe this is the vehicle used by the suspect or suspects involved in this murder and, as a result, it's incredibly important we hear from anyone who may have seen this car on Saturday in the hours before or after the shooting in Daniel Hill, Walkley.''
He said the car was found abandoned and burned out in Rough Lane, Wortley, north of Sheffield.
He said: "Did you see this car on Saturday or the days prior? Do you know who may have been driving or travelling in that car? Any piece of information, no matter how small, could help us with our investigation.''
Mr Whittaker said the car officers believe Mr Al-Essaie was in when he was shot was a black Mercedes C Class, registration plate LP66 RUH.
He was taken to hospital in a white Mercedes C Class, registration plate NU15 PZF.
The officer said: "Can you help officers? Did you see any of these vehicles in the area at the time?''
A post-mortem examination carried out on Sunday concluded that Mr Al-Essaie died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest, a force spokesman said.
A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder but was later released on bail.
The shooting is the latest in a spate in Sheffield since the start of the year but Mr Whittaker has said it is not believed the others are linked to this incident.
Monday 20th February
23-year-old Assel Al-Essaie was shot in Walkley on Saturday afternoon.
He taken to hospital but died a short time later.
A post-mortem examination carried out on Sunday concluded that Mr Al-Essaie died as a result of a gunshot wound to his chest.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.