Police searched Sheffield house for suspect in gun attack just DAYS before it was shot at

A Sheffield house that was shot at this week was searched by officers looking for a suspect in a previous shooting on the same road just days earlier, police have revealed.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 1:42 pm

Armed officers were called to Manor Lane in Sheffield at around 12.30am on Tuesday, May 11 to reports a property on the road had been shot at.

No one was hurt in the incident but police have now revealed a warrant was executed at the same house for a suspect wanted in connection with a reported firearms discharge in the area on Wednesday, May 5.

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A police cordon is in place on the Manor estate in Sheffield following a shooting (Photo: Dan Hayes)

This attack involved shots being fired between the unknown occupants of two vehicles on Manor Lane, with the raid of the property taking place the day after on Thursday, May 6.

Police say the cordon that was put in place after Tuesday’s shooting has now been lifted but no arrests have yet been made over either incident.

They added enquiries in to both attacks were in their early stages, and they were not ruling out possible links between the two.

Police appealed yesterday for information on Tuesday’s shooting and added a further appeal over last week’s attack today.

They said: “At 4.50pm on 5 May, police responded to reports of a firearms discharge in Manor Lane, Sheffield. It’s believed that shots were fired between the unknown occupants of two vehicles.

“Armed officers were deployed and area searches were carried out. On 6 May, police also executed a warrant at an address in Manor Lane as part of their inquiry.

“If you have any information relating to this incident, please report this through 101 quoting incident 632 of 5 May.

“Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.”

Speaking yesterday about Tuesday's shooting, senior investigating officer, DCI Paul Murphy, said: “We hope the presence of our officers provides reassurance to the community today as we progress our inquiry.

“I am asking local residents to work with us on this investigation, and report any information they hold. If you have any concerns or questions, please call us or speak to one of the officers on patrol.”

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