Councillor urges witnesses to come forward after man is shot

A Sheffield councillor has urged witnesses to come forward after a man was shot on a city street.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6:58 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 6:58 am

Mazher Iqbal, who represents Darnall, issued his plea as detectives continue to investigate a shooting in which a man was critically injured.

A 28-year-old man was shot in his upper chest during an incident on Staniforth Road on Saturday, January 4.

He was involved in an altercation with the occupants of two cars who pulled up alongside him as he walked through Darnall.

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Police activity on Staniforth Road in Sheffield after a man was shot (Pic: Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

The victim remains in hospital today.

A 22-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the shooting but nobody has yet been charged.

Coun Iqbal said: “There is an ongoing investigation, arrests have been made, and we support the appeal for witnesses to come forward.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 592 of January 4.