Murder victim was shot in head

Victim: Lee William Gray
Victim: Lee William Gray
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POLICE have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot in the head.

Lee William Gray, aged 32, was found at his home in Greenwood Avenue, Worsbrough, Barnsley, on Saturday morning after officers were called at about 9.30am.

A post mortem confirmed Mr Gray had died from a gunshot wound to his head.

Two people, a man and a woman both in their early thirties, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

They are being quizzed by detectives investigating the shooting.

District commander Andy Brooke said a thorough investigation was underway.

He said: “This is a serious incident and will be dealt with accordingly. The investigation is ongoing but two people are in custody.”

It is the second alleged murder in Barnsley in recent weeks.

John Dawson, 57, of Worsbrough Common, died of head injuries last month.

Gary Evans, 42, of Cope Street, Barnsley, and Adrian James Beevers, 41, of no fixed address, have appeared in court charged with his murder.

Today Ch Supt Brooke reassured residents.

He said: “Incidents like this are rare in Barnsley and people should remember this is a safe town. Crime is at a 21-year low.”

Anyone who has any information should call the incident room on 01709 443508 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.