Operation for shot boxer

Shooting victim Jak Hibbert
Shooting victim Jak Hibbert
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A BOXER from Sheffield who was shot in the legs during an attack in a city pub has undergone an operation to repair the damage.

Jak Hibbert, aged 25, was shot when two men entered The White Swan pub on Greenhill Main Road and opened fire.

Police officers hunting the gunmen believe just one weapon was used in the attack.

Detectives are trying to track the duo down, but are treating the shooting as a targeted attack and do not believe members of the public are at risk.

Chief Superintendent Andy Barrs, Sheffield’s Deputy District Commander, said the victim has been operated on and detained in hospital. He added he was very lucky not to have suffered “life changing injuries”.

“It is still early days in the investigation but we are treating this as a targeted attack,” he said.

“We were surprised at where the attack took place because the pub concerned has got a good reputation in the community and we are very rarely called there because it is a well managed establishment.

“Regular customers should not be worried about any repeat attacks.”

Mr Hibbert, who lives in Greenhill, has had seven professional fights as a light heavyweight boxer, but has not appeared in the ring for five years.

Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote incident number 1095 of May 13, or Snig Hill CID on 0114 296 4117.