Detectives in bid to find motive for Sheffield murder

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Detectives investigating the murder of a Sheffield man gunned down in a car in Sheffield have not yet established a motive for the shooting.

Jordan Thomas, aged 22, was killed in a car at a set of traffic lights on the edge of the city centre.

He was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo due to join The Parkway from Derek Dooley Way when the car was fired at.

The 27-year-old driver was also shot but survived the gun attack.

Today the senior detective leading the murder probe revealed that although the shooting is believed to have been ‘targeted’ his team does not yet know why.

He also revealed that the gun used in the attack has not yet been found.

But he stressed that ‘fatal shootings remain rare’ in the city compared to others across the country.

“I have yet to establish the motive, I don’t know why it happened,” he revealed.

“I also still have a gun outstanding.”

But he said forensic experts are examining the car the gunman is believed to have been in when he opened fire at Jordan - a red Mitsubishi Shogun which police have revealed had been bought that night in Sheffield.

It was dumped in the Ponderosa Park in Crookesmoor and a number of people were seen fleeing it shortly after the shooting.

Detectives are also trying to trace the occupant of a silver Volvo on an 07 plate who Jordan spoke to on Gower Street, Burngreave, shortly before he was shot.

“I don’t know the nature of that meeting and I don’t know who was in the car,” said DCI Etheridge

“I am not saying the 07 Volvo is involved but those inside may know where Jordan was going or if there were any issues in Jordan’s life. This person or persons are potentially the last to have spoken to Jordan.”

He said the murder is not being linked to any incidents before or afterwards.

“It stands on its own this one,” said DCI Etheridge.

He appealed for those withholding information to come forward.