Murder investigation launched following discovery of body in Corhampton
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Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in Corhampton yesterday (Saturday 13 July).
Police were called to a layby in Shepherds Farm Lane at 9.58am by a member of the public, who discovered the body in a car.
The deceased has been named as 41-year-old Gurinderjit Rai (also known as G) from Eastleigh. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. The family request that their privacy is respected at this time.
A post mortem examination has confirmed the man died as a result of shotgun wounds.
We believe this was a targeted incident.
A road closure remains in Shepherd Farm Lane, while we continue with our investigation at the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey said: “We are in the very early stages of the investigation into the circumstances surrounding this death and are asking for the public’s help.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Shepherds Farm Lane between 11.30pm on Friday 12 July and 10am on Saturday 13 July. We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who drove along that road or has dashcam footage, which can be directly uploaded to https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC19N02-PO1”
If you have any information that could help with our investigation, please call 101 quoting Operation Coach. Alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can also provide information, or upload dashcam footage, via this link https://mipp.police.uk/operation/44HC19N02-PO1.