By Lamin Sanyang
Sheriff Taal, a 21 year-old Gambian living in the United Kingdom was shot at a Moss Side street party, last week.
Taal was reportedly gunned down with one Abayomi Ajose, 36, at a party in Caythorpe Street at late night party on Sunday.
According to The Manchester Evening News, a woman has been arrested “after two men died when shot at a Moss Side street party”.
They both died in hospital later that morning. A double murder investigation is ongoing.
“A woman aged 32 from the Birmingham area was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder.”
“She remains in custody for questioning,” Manchester Evening News.
Taal, is the second Gambian shot within a month after Momodou Lamin Sisay, a 39 year-old Gambian who was killed by the US Police in Georgia.
The 21 year-old Sheriff Taal was buried yesterday, on Sunday 28th June 2020 in Manchester in the presence of family and friends.
The MAMOS Media’s Ms Rohey Conateh Gaye who visited the family residence shortly after the burial said despite the lockdown restrictions, religious leaders, Imams, The Gambian Counsellor and other dignitaries were among mourners who turned up to pay their last respect and accompanied the hearse to the cemetery.
“The father of the late Sheriff Taal gave a moving speech, seeking for his son’s killers to be brought to Justice,” said Ms Conateh Gaye.
This tragic incident is so sad and shocking to Gambians and Africans everywhere in the world. May his soul rest in peace.