MURDER detectives have released CCTV footage of a car travelling around Huddersfield in which a man was later fatally shot.
At 3:50am on Brook Street in Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield on Friday 3 April, 28 year old Jasem Asakerh was fatally wounded following a gun shot wound to the chest.
He was one of five men in the Audi Q7 which was parked on Brook Street.
Detectives are appealing to the public for further information about the movements of the vehicle which has the registration GV07 UUW.
It is believed that an unknown man approached the Audi at around 3.45am from the side of Thornton Lodge Community Centre and fired at least two shots, one into the vehicle which fatally injured Mr Asakerh and one into the street. He then made away to the rear of Brook Street towards Moorbottom Road.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Steve Payne said: "The CCTV shows the Audi Q7 travelling around Huddersfield Town Centre prior to the incident and we know that the men inside the vehicle visited the La Salsa nightclub on Lord Street at around 1:15am.
"The vehicle was also captured travelling along Westgate, Trinity Street and Market Place at around 3am.
"Were you in the La Salsa nightclub that night? Do you remember seeing the vehicle pulling up outside the club? It is possible that the men had attended a couple of clubs that night and we need to find out who else was inside them.
"It is important that we paint a clear picture of what their movements were before the shooting and who the men have spoken to in the lead up to this incident. We can not discount possibility that the vehicle was followed or that the suspect had seen the men earlier on in the evening.
"Investigations by the West Yorkshire Police's Homicide and Major Enquiry Team (H-MET) have found that the Audi had been in and around Brook Street from 8pm the previous evening.
"The Audi Q7 has been captured on CCTV during the early hours of the morning and there are clearly very few vehicles on the street at this time. Think back, do you recall seeing the Audi which is quite a large and distinctive vehicle? If you did, we would like to speak with you to help in our enquiries.
"Hopefully these CCTV images will jog people’s memories and I am appealing to anyone who has seen the Audi, Mr Asakerh or the other men inside the vehicle, prior to the incident, to contact us immediately.
"This was not a random attack and someone must know who the man is that has shot into the vehicle. We need the help of the community to trace him and I would appeal for anyone with any information to contact police on 01484 436636 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."