Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Man shot dead while sitting in car in Sheffield

Emergency workers at the scene of the double shooting on Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield
Image caption Derek Dooley Way in Sheffield was cordoned off to allow investigations to take place

A man was shot dead and another was injured when gunman opened fire as they sat in a stationary car in Sheffield.

The pair were shot on Derek Dooley Way in the city centre, at about 22:15 GMT on Sunday, South Yorkshire Police said.

Police said they believed it was a targeted attack as the car queued at traffic lights.

The second victim is currently in hospital in a stable condition. The men have not been named and there have been no arrests.

South Yorkshire Police said the men were shot at from the passenger side of the car, a Silver Ford Mondeo, while the vehicle was at traffic lights near the Parkway.

Det Chief Insp Phil Etheridge of South Yorkshire Police said: "There is a possibility this was a targeted attack against the two victims, however it is too early in the investigation to confirm at this stage.

"I'd like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who has information, to please come forward and contact police."

Formal identification and a post-mortem examination are yet to take place, and no arrests have yet been made.

One lane of Sheffield Parkway leaving the city centre is closed, but a police spokesperson said the Parkway into the city was unaffected.

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