Six people arrested for firearms offences after shot fired on Sheffield estate

Queen Mary Road on the Manor where a shooting took place
Queen Mary Road on the Manor where a shooting took place
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Six people have been arrested for firearms offences after a gun was shot in a Sheffield street.

A weapon was fired after a disturbance in the street, resulting in a damage to the window of a nearby house.

Police were called after the incident happened on Queen Mary Road, Manor, at about 4pm yesterday (Saturday).

Six men have been arrested on suspicion of firearm and public order offences and remain in police custody.

Extra patrols have been put on in the area as a result of the shot being fired.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Six men have been arrested on suspicion of firearm and public order offences and remain in police custody.

“The investigation is in the very early stages and officers are in the process of speaking to witnesses and gathering further information about what happened.

“Extra patrols are being carried out to provide reassurance in the local area as enquiries continue.”

An eyewitness who apparently saw the incident posted on Sheffield Forum: “There I was stood outside my flats minding my own business when on comes a speeding Mercedes.

“He stops the car just in front of me and asks if I have seen anyone on a motor bike. Just as I was about to answer no, on comes the said bike and fires two shots at the Mercedes.

“To say I was frightened would be an understatement. I really don’t know what this world is coming to, honestly off goes the both of them then five minutes later I heard a commotion at the bottom of the road and another two shots fired.

“I honestly cannot wait to move next week this area is diabolical. It says a lot when you cant even stand on your own doorstep without fearing for your life.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has further information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 671 of October 17 2015.

Alternatively, email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.