Friends gather for vigil at crime scene cordon after murder of Lewis Williams

Friends held a vigil at the crime scene cordon marking the spot where a young man was shot dead in Mexborough.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 14th January 2021, 1:32 pm

A video shared on YouTube shows friends gathered on Wath Road last night to give 20-year-old Lewis Williams a ‘send off’.

A sea of floral tributes has grown daily since Lewis was shot in his neck and face on Monday night.

The YouTube video also shows candles lit in memory of the young man and balloons at the crime scene.

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Lewis Williams was shot dead in Mexborough on Monday afternoon

The sound of crying can be heard in the background.

Five arrests have been made so far in connection with the shooting.

Two men, aged 23 and 20 and two boys, and 16 and 17, are being held on suspicion of murder.

A 20-year-old man is being held on suspicion of assisting an offender.

DCI James Axe, leading the investigation, said: “This was a horrific incident in which a young man has tragically lost his life.

“I want to thank those people who have already come forward with information, but I would also urge anyone who may know something to get in touch with us if they haven’t already.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have been driving in the area of Wath Road at the time of the incident and may have dash cam footage.

“Please speak to any of the officers you see out conducting enquiries – that is what they are there for.”

Call 101 and quote incident number of 495 of January 11.