Police link Sheffield murder with earlier sound of gunfire

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Detectives investigating the murder of a Sheffield dad are officially linking his death with an incident two hours earlier where gunfire was heard.

An incident at the Embassy Club earlier on the same night 23-year-old Grant Bodell was found fatally wounded is now being treated as a potential motive for his killing, police said.

Grant was discovered with gunshot wounds on wasteland off Queen Mary Road, Manor, in the early hours of Saturday, June 21.

Two hours earlier residents a mile away heard gunfire near the Embassy Club on Mansfield Road.

Nobody has yet been arrested over the murder – but two males are remanded in custody charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, in relation to the Embassy Club incident.

Detective Superintendent Dave Barraclough, leading the murder inquiry, said: “There are a number of potential motives for Grant’s murder that are being investigated.

“The one which is of significant interest to us is the incident that occurred at the Embassy Club where a firearm was discharged. We are investigating this incident as a potential precursor to Grant’s murder.”

Anyone at the Embassy Club on the night is urged to call police on 101.