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Raheem Wilks shooting: Two further arrests over death of footballer's brother

Raheem Wilks Image copyright Wilks family
Image caption Raheem Wilks, the brother of Leeds United under-23 player Mallik Wilks, died in hospital after being shot in the chest

Two more people have been arrested over the shooting of a footballer's brother outside a barber's shop.

Raheem Wilks, the brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was found seriously injured on Gathorne Terrace, Harehills, at 13:20 GMT on 26 January.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender at an address in Chapeltown.

Both remain in custody, West Yorkshire Police said.

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Meanwhile, Keal Richards, of Francis Street, Chapeltown, appeared at Leeds Crown Court, on Wednesday, charged with the murder of Mr Wilks. He was remanded in custody and is to appear again at the court on 1 March.

A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Wilks died as a result of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Police said a 49-year-old man, who was previously arrested on suspicion of murder, remains on bail but has been recalled to prison on other matters. 

A 19-year-old woman - previously arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender - also remains on police bail. 

Detectives are still appealing for information about the shooting. 

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