Sheffield shooting a ‘targeted attack’, say police

Police on Oxford Street, Upperthorpe, at dusk after shooting

Police on Oxford Street, Upperthorpe, at dusk after shooting

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Armed police were deployed to a Sheffield street after a gun was fired at a house in the middle of the day.

Officers were alerted to the shooting on Swanbourne Road, Parson Cross, at 1.20pm on Wednesday.

When officer arrived they discovered a gun had been fired at a property but nobody in the house or area at the time had been injured.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence and released on bail pending further inquiries.

South Yorkshire Police said the shooting was a ‘targeted attack’.

A spokeswoman said: “Following reports that a firearm had been discharged at a property, significant police resources were directed to the area.

“Nobody was injured. Police believe this was a targeted attack.

“Police would like to thank the public for their co-operation.”

Meanwhile, officers are still investigating a shooting on Oxford Street, Upperthorpe, on Thursday afternoon.

They say a man was shot during an ‘altercation’ with another man.

One arrest has been made.

n Anyone with information about either shooting should contact police on 101

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