Over thousands of mourners joined together at Green Lane Masjid on Thursday 24 May for the funeral of a much-loved university graduate who was gunned down in a shocking street shooting.

Abdul Rahman 24-year-old a caring and loving man was gunned down on Stratford Place in a late-night attack on Tuesday 15 May.

Police are still hunting the gunman.

Family, Friends and the wider community gathered at the 3,500 capacity Masjid and community centre was overflowed with some forced to take prayers in the car park.

The funeral took place at 1.45pm before a burial at Handsworth Cemetery.

West Midlands Police have confirmed no arrests had yet been made and appealed for photographs or mobile phone footage from the incident.

A spokesperson said: “We understand the victim was on or near Stratford Place when he was shot. I would appeal to anyone who was at the location and may have heard or seen anything to get in touch.”

“At this stage no arrests have been made but we’ve gathered hours of CCTV and forensic material; evidence which detectives are now piecing together.

“If anyone has photos or mobile phone footage of the incident they may have captured vital evidence so I’d urge them to contact us.”

Abdul was understood to have recently graduated with a master’s in business from Wolverhampton University.

His friends said he had been considering studying for a PhD.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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