Asian man found murdered in layby with shotgun wounds

Tuesday 16th July 2019 13:06 EDT

An Eastleigh man was found dead in a layby over the weekend in what police believe to be a targeted murder.

Hampshire detectives have launched a murder investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in Corhampton on Saturday 13th July.

The 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 dead man has been named as 41-year-old Gurinderjit Rai 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 attack.

A road closure was in place on Shepherd Farm Lane near Corhampton Golf Club, while the police undertook an investigation of 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, July 12 and 10am on Saturday, July 13. We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who drove along that road or has dashcam footage.”

Three men from Winchester, aged between 25 and 29, and a 31-year-old man from Eastleigh have been arrested and are in police custody.

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