VIDEO: Sheffield Penistone Road shooting: what we know so far

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A shooting on a major Sheffield road this afternoon has led to the search for a gunman and sparked traffic misery.

The Star has put together this quick reference guide to everything we know about the shooting so far -check back for more information as it becomes available.

-The incident happened at about 2pm in the Penistone Road area, Hillsborough, near Wadsley Bridge.

-The victim was a 25-year-old man. He remains in hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg, but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

-Police are hunting the gunman. If you have information, call 101.

-The incident was a ‘targeted attack’, on a particular individual according to South Yorkshire Police, who said there was no cause for alarm for the wider public.

Police close the city centre bound side of the A61 at the junction with Leppings Lane

Police close the city centre bound side of the A61 at the junction with Leppings Lane

-Penistone Road, close to the junction with Herries Road, was shut for several hours and through rush hour. It is currently open again.

-Forensic investigators were spotted at the scene of the incident.

-Police said earlier that Halifax Road, close to the junction with Herries Road, had also been shut.

-Police put out this statement: “Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker added: “We believe this incident to be a targeted attack on a particular individual, but we appreciate that incidents of this nature have a real impact on the local community.

Police close the city centre bound side of the A61 at the junction with Leppings Lane

Police close the city centre bound side of the A61 at the junction with Leppings Lane

“I would like to reassure residents that we believe there is not a wider danger to the public following this incident, and we will be providing an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and support to residents.

“I would also ask that anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw anything suspicious at around 2pm to get in touch.”

-Police have appealed for information; anyone who may have seen the incident should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 080 555 111.

-An eyewitness account told The Star that the shooting came after a two-car chase. Read their EXCLUSIVE account only in The Star newspaper on Thursday, January 21.

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