Boy, 15, and three men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting

Three men and a boy have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a suspected shooting in Doncaster yesterday morning.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:17 am

Police were called out to Aldesworth Road, in Cantley, at 11.18am yesterday morning, after they received reports of a disturbance and ‘suspected firearms discharge’ on Aldesworth Road.

A short time later, it emerged that a 30-year-old man had attended Doncaster Royal Infirmary with suspected gunshot wounds.

Police say he remains in hospital, in a serious but stable condition.

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A cordon of police tape (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)

Armed response officers were sent to Cantley and arrested a 15-year-old boy and three men aged 18, 27 and 52 on suspicion of attempted murder, say officers.

All four are currently in police custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Henderson said: “We are currently treating this incident as a targeted attack and we do not believe there is any wider risk to the public.

“I do however understand that there will be concern within the local community and I would like to reassure people that our enquiries are moving quickly.

“You may see an increased police presence, including armed response officers in Cantley for the rest of the day and into this evening, they are they for you. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns or questions.

“I’d also ask anyone with information about what happened this morning to contact us, quoting incident number 320 of 6 May, you can also submit information via our online reporting portal.”

You can also speak to Crimestoppers or make a report online.

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