Sheffield residents fear FOURTH shooting in two weeks after police swarm estate

There are fears of a fourth shooting on a Sheffield estate in the space of two weeks, after police were deployed following reports of a ‘bang’.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 10:33 am

Officers flooded Arbourthorne last night, with a cordon erected in the Berners Road and Villers Close area of the estate.

Residents claimed a ‘bang’ was heard at around 9.30pm and police cars, vans, detectives and scenes of crime officers arrived.

Details have not yet been confirmed by South Yorkshire Police.

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A police cordon is in place in Artbourthorne this morning amid reports of a shooting last night (Picture: Robert Cumber)

The police response was mounted just two weeks after officers dealt with three shootings at Arborthorne in the space of 30 minutes.

On Tuesday, November 19, police received reports of shots fired at an address on Errington Avenue.

Officers attended the scene and found evidence of shotgun discharge.

Eighteen minutes later police received reports of further shots fired at an address on Eastern Avenue.

When police arrived, they discovered damage to a window consistent with shotgun discharge.

At 6.48pm, there were reports of shots fired from a vehicle on Errington Way.

Minutes later a 35-year-old man attended the Northern General Hospital with a shotgun injury to his leg.

Additional police patrols were mounted in the wake of the shootings.

Witnesses to any of last month’s firearms incidents or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 808 of November 19.

Information about the incidents can also be passed on to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.