Police probe into Sheffield shooting continues as victim, 18, recovers in hospital

A police probe into a shooting in Sheffield is continuing today as a young man seriously injured in the gun attack remains in hospital.

By Claire Lewis
Saturday, 20th March 2021, 6:25 am

An 18-year-old man was shot in his leg when violence flared on Queens Road, Heeley, on Thursday night.

South Yorkshire Police initially said the victim was injured in a fight but then later revealed that he had actually been shot.

He was taken to hospital on Thursday and remained there last night in a stable condition.

An 18-year-old man was shot on Queens Road, Heeley, Sheffield, on Thursday night (Photo: Robert Cumber)

No arrests have yet been made.

South Yorkshire Police said violence flared between a group of men close to Halfords at around 9.50pm.

A concerned member of the public raised the alarm.

The casualty found at the crime scene was rushed to hospital and a police cordon was erected to preserve forensic evidence which could help detectives identify those involved.

The shooting is being treated as a targeted attack.

Detective Inspector Tony Slater, from South Yorkshire Police’s Armed Crime Team, said: “The investigation remains in it’s very early stages and we do still have a significant number of officers in the area conducting area searches and forensic activity.

“At this stage, we do believe that this was a targeted attack. No arrests have been made at this time.

“It is really important that we hear from anyone who was in the area, who might have witnessed the incident or seen anything unusual. Reports suggest there was a group of men fighting in the street, prior to our arrival.

“I would also ask that if you did drive through the area, please check your dashcams for any footage that might be useful to our investigation.”

Superintendent Simon Verrall said: “This is a serious incident which has happened on one of the main routes into our city. Please be reassured that we have specialist teams carrying out enquiries and we have also deployed additional resources throughout tonight (Friday) and the weekend.”

Queens Road was closed most of yesterday but has since re-opened.

Anyone with information about the incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 1,010 of March 18 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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