Tributes to a 20-year-old rising star in Manchester’s rap scene who was brutally killed in a ‘sustained attack’ in Gorton have flooded social media websites.
Dale Gordon, popularly known as Dale Deezy, was found with serious injuries in Gorton after a vicious barrage of kicks and punches.
Greater Manchester police were called to Netherbury Close at 10.15pm on Saturday night. He was later taken to the Manchester Royal Infirmary where he sadly died in the early hours of the morning.
It emerged yesterday that Dale had been on Greater Manchester Police’s most wanted list earlier this year.
An appeal issued in June declared Dale a wanted man and described him as ‘dangerous’ – as he was wanted in connection with a vicious attack on Bourton Drive, also in Gorton.
The murdered rapper was described by many as a ‘talented young man’ who had ‘the voice of an angel’.
A Facebook tribute page set up in the rapper’s memory, read: “Deezy you rest up in the heaven you’re in a safer better place when will people realise that people have family. You’ll be missed by many x.”
Another message read: “Thank you for all your support it means a lot at this devastating moment, Dale, good night beautiful.
“Tonight I will look into the sky and see the brightest star and I will know that’s you! Heaven has gained yet another beautiful, talented, loving, caring young man! I love you Dale.”
Friends also took to Twitter to pay their respects.
R.i.p Dale Deezy, one of the most talented singers ive ever heard in Manchester, im pissed we never… http://t.co/YXjdXx8Iky
— Lyrican (@TheRealLyrican) November 16, 2014
— Jade (@jadehoran91) November 17, 2014
The streets have just taken another young male of mine. Why the people insist on this way of life it only leads to death. RIP Dale Deezy
— VibeMagazineExclusiv (@KAPITALOFFICIAL) November 16, 2014
REST IN PARADISE DALE DEEZY GORDON pic.twitter.com/lCpDRq5nNq
— tokiyø (@cxmckenzie) November 17, 2014
A murder investigation has now been launched by Greater Manchester Police to find whoever is responsible for the 20-year-old’s death.
Detective Superintendent Andy Peach said: “We are in the early stages of our enquiries and working to build up a picture of the events leading up to this young man’s death.
“Early enquiries suggest there had been some kind of fight between the victim and the men who were seen to flee from the scene in a silver car.
“I understand people will be concerned when they hear news of what has happened, but I would like to reassure them if I can that we have a team of experienced detectives dedicated to identifying those responsible.”
It is believed that was involved in an altercation with two men described as black or mixed race, in their late teens to early 20s, of slim build with short afro hair.
Detective Superintendent Peach said: “We are appealing for the public’s help and are asking for any witnesses to come forward, were you in the area and witnessed the fight, the incident happened outside on a residential street.
“Did you see a silver car leaving the scene at speed or other cars parked up on the street.
“You may think that what you saw is only trivial, but it could be vital to our investigation, so please get in touch.”
Dale performing on the SAFEGorton stage, where notable performers like JP Cooper have also performed
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3894 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Image courtesy of Facebook, with thanks.