BREAKING: Shots fired from motorbike ridden through Sheffield suburb

The scene of a shooting in Norfolk Park
The scene of a shooting in Norfolk Park
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Police are hunting gunmen who fired shots from a motorbike ridden through a Sheffield suburb.

South Yorkshire Police said a gun was fired from a motorbike carrying two men in Samuel Close, Norfolk Park, on Friday night.

Witnesses told officers they saw one of the men holding a gun and firing 'three or four shots' into the street.

Nobody was injured but a porch window was damaged in the shooting as the motorbike drive towards Samuel Road.

Police believe the gunmen were aiming at 'a group of men in the street' and that the attack may have been linked to a previous shooting in Arbourthorne.

Officers sealed off the street and carried out house-to-house inquiries looking for witnesses on the night of the attack.

They are reviewing CCTV footage from cameras in the area in a bid to trace the culprits.

Temporary Detective Inspector John Wheaton, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “We believe that the men on the bike were attempting to target a group of men in the street.

“We are also investigating the possibility that it is linked to previous firearms discharges in the Arbourthorne area.

“I can reassure residents that we are following a number of lines of enquiry and will continue to prioritise tackling firearms incidents including through our current campaign which raises awareness about organised crime groups and armed criminality.

“We would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time or saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us."

One of the men hunted by police was white and the other was black.

Both wore grey hooded tops, dark trousers, bandanas covering their faces and white patterned crash helmets.

They were on a red motocross bike.

Officers want to hear from anyone with information about the incident at 6.40pm on Friday.

They also want details on gangs operating in Sheffield and those with links to firearms.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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