Two men have appeared in court charged with the killing of Tipu Sultan.
Michael McDougal, 47, of Hylton Avenue, and Michael Stephen Mullen, 24, of Hawthorne Avenue, both South Shields, appeared at South Tyneside Magistrates Court this morning.
No pleas were entered. Both men were remanded in custody, with a bail hearing to be held at Newcastle Crown Court within 48 hours.
Tipu. 32, from Millfield, Sunderland, was shot dead outside his family takeaway Herbs & Spice, in Lake Avenue, South Shields, on Tuesday, April 7.
The two women also arrested in connection with the incident have been released one with no further action being taken.
Inquiries into his death are ongoing and anyone with any information that could help with enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference number 1255 07/04/15.