Police step up patrols in Sheffield suburbs after two shootings in less than 24 hours
There will be extra officers patrolling Grenoside, South Yorkshire Police have said after a 35-year-old man was shot in the leg last night.
There will also be more police in Heeley, where shots were fired in the early hours of Thursday, damaging two properties.
Police were called to Lump Lane in Grenoside at 8.59pm on Thursday, August 27 to reports that shots had been discharged.
A 35-year-old was taken to hospital with leg injuries.
Officers attended the scene and instructed customers at a nearby pub to ‘stay inside’ as they investigated.
South Yorkshire Police today said enhanced patrols would remain in place in Grenoside and Heeley throughout the bank holiday weekend.
Sheffield Superintendent Melanie Palin said: "I can understand how concerning these incidents are to members of our community and would like to reassure you that extensive enquiries are taking place into both incidents.
"You will see an enhanced, high-visibility police presence in the two areas throughout the bank holiday weekend."While investigations are in their early stages, we believe these incidents to be linked to organised criminal groups."It's not acceptable for local people to have to tolerate this sort of criminality in their communities.
"Our teams are working around the clock - they are determined to disrupt this activity and bring those responsible to justice."If you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to approach one of our officers on patrol - they are there to reassure you and make sure you feel safe."
To report information, call police on 101.