VIDEO: Sheffield shooting victim named as Grant Bodell

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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.

Police CSI's at the scene of the murder by Queen Mary Road on the Manor

Police CSI's at the scene of the murder by Queen Mary Road on the Manor

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.