Two men arrested in probe into shooting

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Two arrests have been made by police after a shooting on a Sheffield estate.

The men, local and in their 20s, were held in police custody yesterday while officers quizzed them over a shooting on Fairleigh, Manor, on Wednesday morning.

A 26-year-old man was shot in what police chiefs have called ‘a targeted attack’ rather than a random incident.

The victim was admitted to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

Police patrols were stepped up in the wake of the attack and are set to continue in a bid to reassure residents of their safety on the estate.

Chief Superintendent David Hartley, District Commander for Sheffield, said: “We believe this was a targeted attack but appreciate that incidents of this nature have a real impact on the local community.

“Therefore, I am pleased swift police action has brought two arrests and extra patrols will continue in the area to provide further reassurance.

“We’ve made significant progress at reducing violent crime in the city with 449 fewer victims of violent offences in the last year alone. When incidents do occur, the people of Sheffield can be reassured we will act quickly to bring those responsible to justice.”

Police cordoned off the street where the shooting occurred while forensic experts combed the scene looking for evidence.

Officers carried out house-to-house inquiries in the area looking for anyone who witnessed the attack or saw or heard anything suspicious.

They also examined CCTV cameras in the area, looking for footage top help them identify people of interest in the area at the time of the shooting.”

n Anyone with information should call 101.

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