Neighbours 'shocked' after man stabbed in broad daylight and gun fired on Sheffield street
Pitsmoor residents have expressed surprise after a man was seriously injured in a stabbing, and a gun was fired, in the area in borad daylight on Saturday afternoon (July 4).
Emergency services were called to Lyons Street at around 5pm.On arrival officers discovered a 21-year-old man who had suffered a stab wound, they also found evidence consistent with a single firearms discharge at the scene. No one was injured as a result of the firearms discharge.
Police sealed off the street, close to St Peter's Church and a recreation area, and crime scene investigators were deployed.
The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for the stab wound. He remains in a stable condition.
Lauren Dowling, who lives in the area, said: “We were driving in the car, on our way to Doncaster and as we went down the hill towards Ellesmere Road we saw that the whole area was taped off by the police.
“There were forensics there in their protective clothing, and a CSI van and two police cars.
“As we drove round the corner we saw that it was taped off all the way down the hill from the church to the basketball courts. It was hard to see what was going on because the taped off area went so far back.
“I’ve asked around but nobody saw anything happening. I’ve heard that there was a stabbing round there many years ago, but it is usually such a nice area, with people playing basketball and no trouble. So it’s a shock to see it taped off like that.”
Another resident who wished not to be named said they heard a gunshot and had been told there was a stabbing, but did not know what had happened in detail.
And another said: “The area round the basketball courts is always a hub of activity and feels like a positive place.
“I walk down there all the time and never feel in any danger. It’s a surprise to me that this has happened.”
An investigation has been launched after an incident.
Officers are asking anyone with information to contact them, you can call 101 quoting incident number 693 of Saturday 4 July.