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Abdul Wahid Xasan killing: Two males held as family fundraise for teen's funeral

John Carlon 16th Mar, 2020 Updated: 16th Mar, 2020

POLICE say officers continue to question the 15-year-old boy and the 19-year-old man arrested following the shooting of Abdul Wahid Xasan.

The teens are being held until at least tomorrow morning (March 17), police added.

They were arrested at their respective homes in the early hours of Saturday morning (March 14), on suspicion of murder.

At the scene of the killing in Arnside Close, Hillfields, tributes had been left to 19-year-old Abdul.

One read: “Abdul, rest in paradise – gone way too soon, forever in our hearts… fly high.”

Fundraising for Abdul’s funeral on Gofundme

The family of Abdul, known as Abdul-Wahid Khamis Badru , launched a fundraising appeal for his funeral costs.

Said Mohammed said: “Our beloved brother Abdul was fatally murdered on Friday March 13. He was shot in the back and later died in the Hillfields area of Coventry.

“Insha’Allah we would like to raise money as we can in remembrance of him.”

“Finding answers”

Naming Abdul, from Foleshill, as the victim of the fatal shooting, Detective Chief Inspector Scott Griffiths said: “Our sympathies remain with Abdul’s family as they try to come to terms with this horrific crime.

“They are being supported by specialist officers as we continue to find the answers they deserve and bring Abdul’s killers to justice.”

Officers say Abdul died from gunshot wounds to his back as he walked along Harnall Lane and into Adelaide Street in Hillfields just after 2.30pm yesterday.

The shots were fired from a black VW Golf R, with light coloured or silver wing mirrors and five spoke alloy wheels – it was discovered burnt out in London Road on Friday evening (March 13).

West Midlands Fire service said: “A crew from Coventry fire station was called out by police at around 8.10pm on March 13, to London Road.

“The crew attended a vehicle which was severely on fire in the entry way to a house. No details were recoverable.”

West Midlands Police homicide team can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or ring Crimestoppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.

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