Man seriously hurt in Sheffield gun attack

Police at an incident at Eastern Drive, Arbouthorne
Police at an incident at Eastern Drive, Arbouthorne
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A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after he was shot on a Sheffield estate.

The 28-year-old was shot on Eastern Drive, Arbourthorne, on Sunday, at about 10.40pm.

Police said the man managed to get to McDonald’s restaurant, off the Granville Square roundabout, where emergency services were called before the man was rushed to the Northern General Hospital.

Yesterday Eastern Drive, part of Kenninghall Road, an area of grassland, and all the surrounding alleyways were cordoned off and under police guard.

A police sniffer dog searched the grassland.

Concerned residents gathering at the police cordon yesterday said they had heard rumours of a shooting, but criticised police for failing to pass on any information for 12 hours.

They said they woke to find police cars parked outside their homes and were surprised officers had not called at their home first thing in the morning - to tell residents what had happened and to restore calm.

Claire Thompson, a 47-year-old grandmother, of Eastern Walk, said: “I got up to see the police cars outside and the police tape and officers everywhere, but nobody came to tell me what had happened.

“I was surprised nobody called, bearing in mind how seriously they must be treating this, with police everywhere and such a large area sealed off.

“I have wanted to move for a long time and this just makes me want to go even more - it’s worrying when things like this happen so close by where you live.”

Danica Dixon, a 20-year-old mum-of-three, also criticised South Yorkshire Police.

She said: “I only knew something had happened because I came across all the police cars and tape on my way back from school.

“I asked the police guarding the scene what had happened and he wouldn’t tell me anything, just to say that we were safe.

“To see all these officers, cars and a police van you know something serious has happened and it frightens you.

“I didn’t know whether to go back to school to pick my kids up.”

Police have arrested a 25-year-old local man over the shooting. Last night, he remained in police custody for questioning.

n Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101.