Man shot at wheel of car

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A murder inquiry was launched today after a motorist was found shot dead at the wheel of his crashed car.

The 28-year-old man was discovered by a passer by in his car, which had crashed into bushes in the Parson Cross area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, last night.

South Yorkshire Police said the silver Vauxhall Corsa had travelled down Scraithwood Drive, across Herries Road before crashing.

A force spokesman said: "A murder inquiry has been launched after a 28-year-old local man was shot in Sheffield last night.

"We were alerted by a passer by at around 10.45pm to a crashed car in Parson Cross.

"We found a man at the wheel of a silver Vauxhall Corsa which had travelled down Scraithwood Drive, across Herries Road and ended up in some bushes.

"We cannot name the man until the next of kin have been informed.

"A post mortem examination will be carried out later. Detectives are examining CCTV footage and are conducting house-to-house enquiries.

"We are asking anyone with information to contact the incident room on 0114 296 3982."