Gunshots reported to police in Sheffield

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Police in Sheffield are investigating reports that two shots were fired in a city suburb blighted by gun crime.

Residents from Masters Road, Parson Cross, reported the sound of gunfire on Sunday afternoon.

Officers investigating the reports said nobody has reported any injuries or damage to property.

No arrests have yet been made.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating reports that shots were fired in Parson Cross on Sunday afternoon.

“Two shots were allegedly fired.

“No one has been reported as injured and no damage was caused.

“No arrests have yet been made and officers remain in the area as the inquiry continues and to provide reassurance to local residents.”

Parson Cross has been plagued by firearm incidents for around two years.

There were three shootings in the suburb in the space of two hours in July.

At the end of 2012, guns were being fired on Parson Cross an average of once a day for a month – and detectives applied for gang injunctions for 12 individuals.

The injunctions have now been lifted.