Investigation into shooting of teenage boy in Sheffield suburb continues
An investigation into the shooting of a teenage boy in Sheffield is continuing this morning.
The 16-year-old was shot in his leg in Spital Lane, Burngreave, at around 12.10am on Sunday.
Detectives are treating the shooting as a ‘targeted’ attack.
The youngster was taken to hospital and underwent surgery but has since been discharged.
His attacker remains at large and extra police patrols have been ordered as officers seek to reassure local residents of their safety.
Burngreave has been blighted by a number of shootings over the years, including some fatal gun attacks.
In 2008, 17-year-old Tarek Chaiboub was gunned down just metres away from where the latest teenager was shot last weekend.
Tarek, from Castledine Gardens, Wincobank, was killed when the S3 gang he was a member of imploded.
He was held responsible by some fellow gang members for passing on information which led to a near fatal attack on another member.
Nigel Junior Ramsey - known on the streets as 'The General' and who ran the younger members of the S3 gang – ordered the killing while behind bars for another crime.
Ramsey and his younger brother Denzil, of Andover Street, Burngreave; their next door neighbour Levan Menzies and a friend, Michael Chattoo, of Daniel Hill Street, Upperthorpe, were found guilty of murder and jailed for a total of 110 years between them.
The year before, 16-year-old Jonathan Matondo was shot dead on the Nottingham Cliff recreation ground close to his home on Verdon Street, Burngreave, as part of a feud between the rival S3 and S4 gangs, which operated in Burngreave and Pitsmoor at that time.
Nobody was ever jailed for Jonathan’s murder, but detectives believe he was shot in revenge for a shooting the day before as the feud escalated out of control.
A man stood trial twice but was acquitted.
A few years earlier, in 2002, dad-of-seven Gerald Smith was blasted in the head in a drive-by shooting as he stood outside the Afro Caribbean Club on Spital Hill, Burngreave.
He was in the wrong place at the wrong time and had no connection with the nine Nottingham men who had travelled to Sheffield on a revenge mission after one of their gang was robbed in a city takeaway.
And in 2011, Deeq Ali, 18, was killed when he was caught up in a shooting incident at a birthday party at The Plaza function suite on Spital Hill.
Abdi Mohammed Omar, 24, of Lopham Street, Burngreave, was found guilty of murder after it emerged that he turned up to the party uninvited and in possession of a loaded sawn-off shotgun.
Several fights broke out about inside and Omar was being ejected when he fired his gun indiscriminately.
There have been a number of other shootings in the city suburb in which victims were injured.
Among those was a gun attack last September, in which three men – one aged 19 and two aged 20 – were shot in an incident in Hallcarr Street, just off Spital Hill.
The following month a man was shot in his leg in Verdon Street, Burngreave, in another gun attack.
In 2015, a 21-year-old man was injured in a drive-by shooting on a walkway leading to a block of flats in Spital Lane, Burngreave.
And in 2012, a 22-year-old man was shot in his arm in Burngreave Road, Burngreave.