30 year old Imran ‘Kalay’ Khan, was shot in the head yesterday evening at around 8pm outside his house and sadly died later as a result of his injuries. A post mortem examination has been carried out today.
Police are treating the shooting as a targeted attack and are asking for any witnesses who may have seen anything or anyone acting suspiciously around the area to contact them.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Scott, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “Our enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances of what happened and the events leading up to it.
“A man has sadly lost his life and I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the Round Street area at around 8pm last night to contact us, so we can fully investigate this incident.”
Two men, both in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody.
Witnesses have said there was an argument between two men about an hour and a half before the shooting.
One witness said: “They were shouting at each other, there was no fighting or anything.”
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody.
The sister of the victim has paid tribute to her brother, describing him as the “greatest brother”.
Imran Khan’s sister Jawaria broke down in tears as she spoke about her 30-year-old sibling.
She said: “He was the greatest brother you could ever have.
“He was always there for his family and people used to look up to him.”
A friend of Mr Khan, who did not want to be named, said: “He was a brilliant lad, a good lad, and humble with the kids. He played football with the local kids.
“He had a heart. He would always do something for the community.
“We have lost a really good person in the community. He was always humble and polite and happy and playful.”
A local resident said her five-year-old daughter had been playing outside and had seen the victim laying on the street and came running in shouting: “Something scary has happened outside.”
The woman added: “I heard screaming. It is very scary.
“The children thought some fireworks had gone off. She saw someone on the ground.
“We tried to help the family. His mother was screaming.
“You don’t expect this on your doorstep. It is shocking.”
Another resident said her children were too scared to sleep after they saw police outside their house.
“They couldn’t sleep here,” she said. “They were too scared.
“It is difficult to believe what has happened.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log number 1636 of 6/6, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, who can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.