Police investigate FOUR shootings in Sheffield in 24 hours - everything known so far

As detectives investigate four shootings in Sheffield in less than 24 hours, here is everything known so far.

By Claire Lewis
Sunday, 10th May 2020, 8:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th May 2020, 4:02 pm

- The first shooting under investigation was reported just after midnight on Friday after a gun was fired at a group of men in Grimesthorpe Road, Burngreave.

- Three men were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds although their injuries were not life threatening.

Police in Nether Edge - Credit: @suntattoo66

- At around 2am on Friday, a 53-year-old man was shot in his arm and leg in Club Garden Road, Sharrow.

- He was taken to hospital but, again, his injuries were not life threatening.

Investigations are under way into four shootings in Sheffield in less than 24 hours

- At 6.54pm on Friday police responded to reports from members of the community of shots fired in Machon Bank, Nether Edge.

- Two groups of men fired guns at each other in broad daylight - damaging two vehicles and a window of a nearby house.

- A gun was found by the police nearby.

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

- South Yorkshire Police said detectives are linking the two latest incidents and crime scene cordons remain in place at both locations today.

- All four shootings are said to have been ‘targeted’ attacks.

- Police patrols have been stepped up in the suburbs where the shootings occurred.

- 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.