Police appeal for witnesses to come forward following four Sheffield shootings in 24 hours

Anyone with information about the four shootings last weekend are asked to come forward with information, as detectives investigate the targeted attacks.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 1:51 pm
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 1:51 pm

South Yorkshire Police are urging residents in Sharrow and Nether Edge – where three of the shootings took place – to come forward with information about the targeted attacks on May 8.

It’s after three men were taken to hospital after they were shot at in Grimesthorpe Road, Burngreave on Friday and a 53-year-old man ended up in hospital after he was shot in the arm and leg in Club Garden Road, Sharrow.

Groups of men also fired guns at each other in Machon Bank, Nether Edge at 6.54pm on the same night.

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Officers are urging anyone with any information about the four targeted attacks to come forward.

And a gun was fired at a house on Union Street, Nether Edge at around 7.30pm.

Inspector Colette Fitzgibbons from the Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Team said: “The incidents that happened last Friday have understandable caused anxiety for some people, we understand that entirely.“These attacks are continuing to be treated as targeted and enquiries are ongoing.“People should be reassured that there is a large amount of police resources dedicated to patrols throughout Sharrow and Nether Edge and these will remain in place for the foreseeable future.“Your local neighbourhood team, my team, are very much part of this. We have officers actively patrolling and speaking to our well-established community contacts from local organisations and charities.”

Sharrow Sergeant Dan Wilson said: “Sharrow and Nether Edge are very close-knit, passionate communities and I am heartened by people’s willingness to support each other and help us at this time.

“I appreciate that it’s not always easy to contact the police with information, but you do have options.“Any information you have could be important to the investigations into these recent incidents, however small you think it might be.

“To tackle issues around serious organised crime, it relies on the community coming forward with what they know, by doing this, you help protect your own streets and your own community.

“We are here to help you do that.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about any of the incidents are urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.