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Murder probe launched after man found fatally shot in Hampshire lay-by

Though rural, the road runs alongside Corhampton Golf Club Credit: ITV Meridian

Detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in a car near Corhampton.

Police were called to a lay-by in Shepherds Farm Lane at 9.58am by a member of the public, who discovered the body.

The dead man 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.

Hampshire Police believe it was a targeted incident.

“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

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Storey