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Man, 22, shot dead in car attack

A young man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in a city centre.

The men, both 22, were shot in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm yesterday, South Yorkshire Police said.

They were taken to hospital but the passenger in the vehicle was pronounced dead. The driver remains in hospital in a stable condition, police said.

Both men are from the Sheffield area. N o-one has been arrested.

Two lanes of the Sheffield Parkway into the city centre were closed as police continued their inquiries.

Officers have urged anyone with information to contact police or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, said the shooting was a "tragedy" and urged anyone with information to talk to the police.

In a message on Twitter, Mr Clegg said: "Shocked to hear what happened in Sheffield. Any loss of life is a tragedy. I hope those with info will do all they can to help the police."

The shooting happened at one of the busiest road junctions in Sheffield, where the Parkway - the main route into the city from the M1 - meets the Inner Ring Road.

The area sealed off by police was in front of Capita's landmark Hartshead House building, a five-minute walk from the city centre.

By daybreak, most of the lane closures had been lifted and Monday morning traffic in the area was returning to normal.

Officers in vans and police cars were watching over a short stretch of coned-off road at the end of Derek Dooley Way, outside the Capita building.

But there were no signs of any active investigation at the scene and the car targeted in the shooting had been removed.

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