Police search launched after man shot with a CROSSBOW near Sheffield primary school

Police are carrying out searches in Sheffield today after a 50-year-old man was shot with a crossbow.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 11:35 am

Police were called to Lyons Close, Pitsmoor at 2.22pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, September 16) after numerous reports of a ‘man with a weapon’.

On arrival at the scene, close to Byron Wood Primary School, officers were alerted to a 50-year-old man who had suffered injuries consistent with a crossbow bolt.

The man was taken to hospital with minor injuries to his arm and has since been discharged.

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Police are carrying out searches at Lyons Close, Pitsmoor after a 50-year-old man was shot with a crossbow.

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No one else was injured. A crossbow bolt was recovered from the scene.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “Enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.”

A cordon has been placed at the scene and officers remain in the area carrying out searches as well as reassurance patrols and visits to local businesses.

It comes just days after a 20-year-old man was stabbed round the corner on Ellesemere Road North.

A resident who lives in the area said: “Last week someone was stabbed, yesterday someone was apparently shot.

“There were armed police and today it’s all cornered off. There is always something in the same place and nothing seems to be done about it.”

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