Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield wasteland shooting was 'targeted attack'

Police cordon in Manor
South Yorkshire Police said it believed the murder was "an isolated incident"

A man found fatally shot on wasteland in Sheffield was likely to have been the victim of a "targeted attack".

The 23-year-old man, found in Manor on Saturday, has been named locally as Grant Bodell.

South Yorkshire Police began a murder investigation after officers were called to Queen Mary Road at about 02:20 BST.

Extra officers are patrolling the area but police said it was likely to have been an "isolated incident".

Mr Bodell was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

'Not unduly alarmed'

Ch Supt David Hartley said: "Although we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are very much keeping an open mind as to the circumstances, we do believe this was a targeted attack.

"Members of the public should not be unduly alarmed," he said.

"If anyone knows something about this tragic incident, however apparently insignificant that information is, I would urge them to call South Yorkshire Police immediately."

Police have not yet formally identified the man.

Police cordon at Manor Park, Sheffield
Police cordoned off an area around Manor Park in Sheffield on Saturday

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