Six arrests after reported shooting in Sheffield

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Six people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder after a shooting in Sheffield.

Officers were called to reports that shots had been fired in the Burncross road area of Chapeltown last night at around 11pm.

Armed units were immediately deployed to secure the scene and to conduct searches in the areas.

Six people, five men and one woman, were arrested in connection with the incident a short while later in the Upper Wortley Road are area of Rotherham.

The 24-year-old woman and the five men, aged 21, 22, 24 and two 23-year-olds, were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and are currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields said: “The investigation is in the very early stages and while we have made arrests, I would urge anyone who has any information to please come forward and make contact with police.

“There will be additional patrols in the Chapeltown area and a more visible police presence to provide reassurance to the local community, and if anyone has concerns I would encourage them to please get in touch.”

A spokesman added at this time, it has not been reported anyone suffered any injuries.

If anyone has any information or concerns, they should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1325 of 15 July 2016, the police spokesman said.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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