Two murder probes in Sheffield 'not linked' say cops

Two murder investigations launched in Sheffield in the space of 24 hours are not being linked by detectives.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 2:46 pm

South Yorkshire Police said the force is ‘not linking’ the two cases.

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Forensics officers examine crime scene after man is murdered in Sheffield

The latest murder probe was launched after a fatal shooting in a property on Grimesthorpe Road South, Burngreave, at around 1am today.

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Police activity on Club Garden Road, Highfield, after a murder yesterday (Picture Scott Merrylees)

A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital but could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the Northern General Hospital.

No arrests have yet been made over the gun attack.

Just 24 hours earlier, a 28-year-old man was found critically injured on Club Garden Road, Highfield.

He too was taken to hospital but despite the efforts of medics was pronounced dead a short time later.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody today.

Few details have been released by South Yorkshire Police about the first killing, but the force has revealed that the most recent is being treated as a targeted attack.

Senior investigating officer, DCI Mark Oughton said: “Cordons remain in place in the area today while officers conduct their enquiries, including thorough scene searches and an intensive trawl of CCTV footage.

“Extra officers will be patrolling the area today to provide further reassurance and anyone with concerns should speak to one of our officers.

“As our investigation progresses, I’d encourage anyone with information that could help the enquiry to get in touch." Call 101 and quote incident 99 of November 15 about yesterday’s murder or incident 42 of November 16 about today’s.

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