A DAD-OF-TWO solicitor was gunned down outside a church after being "in the wrong place at the wrong time".
Khuram Javed, 30, was shot dead in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on Saturday night, sparking a murder investigation.
Another man, aged 31, was rushed to hospital to be treated for minor injuries in the horror gun attack around 9pm.
Khuram was pronounced dead at the scene after being found with life-threatening injuries.
The gunman is still on the loose as friends said Khuram's family are "devastated and distraught".
Best pal Omar Yasin, 30, said Khuram had been soaring up the ranks at Alison Law Solicitors where he had worked for four years.
He hailed dad-of-two Khuram as a "loving father, a good husband and wonderful so"’.
Omar said: “I was absolutely devastated. I’ve known him for the better part of my life, since I was very young.
“Someone said he was shot. I said they were lying. He’s not that kind of guy, he’s never been that kind of guy.
“We’re going through a very difficult time right now. We want answers as much as anyone."
Local residents said they heard what they believed to be "gunshots" on Saturday night.
Omar said it "doesn't make sense" why someone would gun down his pal.
He added: “He has never crossed the foot over the line and he’s been shot down. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
In a touching tribute, he said that Khuram was not just a friend but his brother.
He said: “He went above and beyond to help his family and his local community. In all of my years of knowing him, if you ask me if I’ve ever seen him angry or mad – never.
“The only time I’ve seen him angry was when he watched Arsenal. He was always smiling, laughing. He would light up the room.”
No arrests have been made as police appealed for help to track down the killer.
Detective Chief Inspector Michael Hakin said: “I would urge anyone with information about what happened to come forward.
“If you were driving in the area at the time, do you think you may have dashcam footage that could support our investigation
“I am acutely aware that this incident may be distressing to the local community.
"Please be assured that we have deployed additional resources to the area, and our specialist team continues to carry out enquiries to locate those responsible."
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