Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with Arbourthorne shooting

A 30-year-old man has been arrested by police in Sheffield this evening (14 January) as part of the ongoing investigation into the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in Arbourthorne on Sunday.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 9:23 pm

The man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and is currently in police custody.

Emergency services were called to Northern Avenue at around 3.45pm on Sunday, where a 12 year old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

It emerged that the boy had been an ‘innocent bystander’ to a drive-by shooting involving a white Ford Focus.

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A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Arbourthorne on Sunday

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Forber said the shooting was thought to be connected to a dispute between two gangs.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact 101 quoting incident number 516 of 12 January 2020.