Second Sheffield shooting in 24 hours

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A MAN has been gunned down in Sheffield - in the second shooting to blight the city in just over 24 hours.

The 34-year-old was undergoing surgery in hospital today for gunshot wounds.

Police were called to flats on Rock Street in Burngreave after shots were fired at around 11.15pm yesterday.

Just over 24 hours earlier, at 10pm on Wednesday, a 25-year-old man was shot on Alport Road, Frecheville.

Police said at this stage they do not believe the two incidents are linked.

Nobody has yet been arrested for either shooting.

Forensics teams were in Burngreave until just after 4pm today, and access to the flats was restricted by police tape.

Neighbours on nearby Denholme Close said they were shocked.

On Friday it was revealed Sheffield was the safest major city in the country when it comes to violent crimes.

A police spokesman confirmed: “A 34-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds, and is undergoing surgery in hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.”

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information. Call 101 quoting incident 1,242 of Thursday, April 11, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.