Boy, 12, still recovering in hospital after shooting in Sheffield

A boy injured in a shooting in Sheffield is still recovering from his ordeal in Sheffield.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 1:38 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 11:55 am

The 12-year-old was shot on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, at around 3.45pm last Sunday.

He was with a group of teenage friends when a gun was fired from a passing car.

The boy is said to have been an innocent bystander caught up in a few between rival organised crime groups, with the intended target in the area at the time.

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A boy, 12, injured in a shooting in Sheffield remains in hospital today

Three arrests have been made so far, with two 30-year-old men and a 25-year-old man held on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

One of the 30-year-olds has been bailed but the other two suspects remain in police custody.Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 516 of January 12.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 5551111.