Two arrested over taxi driver shooting

Police investigating the shooting of a taxi driver in Sheffield have arrested two men.

Younis Khan, 53, was shot as he drove along Scott Road in Pitsmoor shortly after starting a night shift in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Mr Khan attempted to drive on but lost control of his car, smashing into two other parked vehicles before stopping.

It is believed that a number of shots were fired at Mr Khan's car from a small-calibre firearm, possibly a handgun.

A post-mortem revealed that Mr Khan died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, fired from a handgun.

The two men, aged 23 and 27, were arrested in Sheffield on Thursday morning.

Police investigating the murder have said that there was no clear motive for the attack. Mr Khan, who was married with five children, was described as a hard-working family man and a person who had not recently been a victim of crime, nor someone who was involved in criminality.

Detective Chief Superintendent Martyn Bates, who is leading the murder inquiry, said that he could not say whether Mr Khan was attacked because he was a taxi driver or because of some other reason or motive. He also said that police could not rule out the possibility that the shooting was completely random.

Police are to increase patrols in the area following the shooting.


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