Police comb Sheffield park after cocktail bar shooting

Police have been trawling through a Sheffield park searching for evidence after a shooting at a cocktail bar nearby.

Saturday, 11th January 2020, 3:36 pm

Police carried out a search of the Ponderosa, Upperthorpe, after the shooting which happened during an assault at Kettle Black on Ecclesall Road last night (Friday, January 10).

Officers confirmed the search was related to their enquiries into the incident, in which a man reportedly walked into the bar just before 11pm before assaulting a 36-year-old man.

He is said to have hit the man with a handgun, which at some point during the incident was reportedly fired into the ground.

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Police officers search an area known as the Ponderosa in Sheffield following a shooting at the Kettle Black bar on Ecclesall Road in the city. Photo by Dean Atkins

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries, which police said were not caused by the shooting.

A 24-year-old man was detained by police in connection with the incident shortly afterwards and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and bladed article.

He remains in police custody, officers confirmed.

A video surfaced online that appears to show a scuffle at the entrance to the bar before what sounds like a gunshot can be heard.

A police cordon at the Ponderosa. Photo by Dean Atkins.

When The Star visited the scene this morning (Saturday, January 11), there was no sign of any gunshot damage evident.

South Yorkshire Police said enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call them on 101, quoting the incident number 955, of Friday, January 10.

You can also call Crimestoppers, free and anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police officers search an are known as the Ponderosa in Sheffield following a shooting at the Kettle Black bar on Ecclesall Road in the city.