BURNGREAVE SHOOTING: Everything known so far after gunman opens fire at boy, 16

As a boy, aged 16, recovers from a shooting in a Sheffield street, here is the latest as detectives continue to investigate the gun attack.

By Claire Lewis
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019, 10:30

- The victim was shot in Spital Lane, off Spital Hill, Burngreave, at 12.10am yesterday.

A boy, 16, was shot in Burngreave yesterday

- Emergency services were deployed to the scene and it was discovered that the boy had been shot in his leg.

- He was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition and underwent surgery.

- He has since been discharged.

- The gunman responsible for the attack remains at large but a description of the culprit has not yet been released.

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- Detectives are treating the shooting as a targeted attack.

- Temporary Inspector, Phil Mackey, said although the incident is ‘disturbing’ there is believed to be ‘no wider danger to the general public’.

- Extra police patrols have been ordered.

- A large police cordon was put in place around the crime scene yesterday while forensic experts examined the area and officers carried out enquiries.

- An appeal has been issued for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

- The shooting occurred just metres away from where 17-year-old Tarek Chaiboub was shot dead in nearby Spital Street in 2008 when the S3 gang imploded after the teenager was blamed for passing on information which led to a near-fatal attack on a fellow gang member. His killers were jailed for 110 years between them.

- In 2007, Jonathan Matondo, 16, was shot dead on the Nottingham Cliff recreation ground close to his home on Verdon Street, Burngreave.

Detectives believe he was targeted in revenge for a shooting the day before. His killer remains at large.

- Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 and quote incident number 7 of May 19.