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VIDEO: Sheffield shooting victim named as Grant Bodell

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  • by Ellen Beardmore
 

The murder victim who died after a Sheffield gun attack today has been named locally as Grant Bodell.

Police found the 23-year-old wounded on waste land off Queen Mary Road in the Manor area at around 2.20am today - and have now launched a murder investigation.

Neighbours living near the scene said they had heard two gunshots around 2am and had seen police helicopters in the area.

One woman, a friend of Grant’s who did not want to be named, told The Star he was a father to two little girls.

She said: “I know all the family and I think he has been mixed up in something because he was a good lad. Everyone knows him around here.

“One of his little girls is about three, the other one one and he had a nice young girlfriend.

“It’s not nice to have this in your area - we were out in the garden last night and what if it had happened then?”

Forensics experts were still examining the scene - and several streets nearby are cordoned off by police tape - this afternoon.

Seven police vehicles, including a major incident unit and police dogs team, as well as officers were in the area as investigations continued.

A spokesman said the victim was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds after emergency services were called at 2.20am,

He died a short time later.

Tributes have been paid to Grant online.

Jodie Woodward wrote on The Star’s Facebook page: “RIP Grant my thoughts are with your girlfriend and kids. What is this world coming to? I can’t imagine what they are going through.”

Witnesses, or anyone with information, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 166 of 21 June 2014.

- Did you know Grant Bodell? Leave your tributes to him here.

 

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