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Hunt for Burngreave car wash killers as 21-year-old shot dead and getaway car found burnt out

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Sheffield police have confirmed a murderers fled the scene of a shooting in a white Ford Fiesta. A man was shot while inside a Burngreave car wash and a murder investigation is underway after he died in the hospital.

The 21-year-old was sat inside a blue BMW within the Diamond Hand Car Wash on Burngreave Road, when shots were fired at the car. Shocked residents have described it as an “execution” with gang related tensions in the area. The attack happened at 6.45pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 29).

The young man’s family has been informed and are being supported by South Yorkshire Police. Cordons are in place at a number of locations in the Burngreave area today and these are likely to remain in place until tomorrow while the investigation is ongoing.

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Detective Chief Inspector Mick Hakin, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “So far, we know that the victim was sat inside a blue BMW, parked within the Diamond Car Wash when multiple shots were discharged at the motor vehicle.



Hunt for Burngreave car wash killers as 21-year-old shot dead and getaway car found burnt out
The car being examined by CSI following the shooting on March 29

“The offenders are believed to have left the scene in a white Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta was later found burned out in Darnall.

“This incident will understandably cause shock and concern in the local community. I want to reassure residents that a dedicated team of officers will be working around the clock to piece together the circumstances of what has happened and trace those responsible. In the meantime, patrols have increased in the local area and I’d encourage anyone who is worried to speak to these officers – they are there to help you feel safe.”

The force is appealing for witnesses, mobile phone, CCTV or dashcam footage. The detective added: “I’m now eager to hear from anyone who has information about what happened, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage which would be helpful to the investigation team.



The outside of Diamond Hand Car Wash where the murder took place
The outside of Diamond Hand Car Wash where the murder took place

“If you know something – I urge you to tell us. A family has lost a son. We are determined to get answers for them at this most horrendous time. If you are uncomfortable speaking to us directly, you can tell Crimestoppers what you know and you will remain completely anonymous.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 774 of 29 March. Dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage can be emailed into [email protected], quoting the incident number in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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