Sheffield shooting LIVE: Man, 20, shot dead inside house as CSI officers search scene
A street in Sheffield has been cordoned off amid reports of a shooting.
Grimesthorpe Road South in Burngreave has been sealed off by police since the early hours of this morning, with crime scene investigation officers spotted and a drone seen scanning the area.
Police have now confirmed that a 20-year-old man sadly died in hospital from his injuries following a reported shooting inside a property on that street this morning.
We’ll bring you all the latest updates here.
LIVE: Murder investigation launched in Sheffield after man shot dead
Last updated: Monday, 16 November, 2020, 15:17
- Man, 20, shot dead in Burngreave, Sheffield, in the early hours of this morning
- Grimesthorpe Road South has been sealed off by police
- Crime scene investigation officers at the scene, where a drone has been spotted in the sky
- This is the second murder probe to be launched in the city in 24 hours, after a 28-year-old man was found critically injured on Club Garden Road in Highfield yesterday and later died
Murder investigations not being linked, say police
Police say this murder investigation is not being linked to the one launched yesterday after a 28-year-old man was found critically injured on Club Garden Road, in Highfield, and later died in hospital.
Two murder investigations launched in Sheffield in the space of 24 hours are not being linked by detectives.
CCTV camera had to be replaced after being ‘burnt down’
‘Countless stabbings and shootings in the area in recent months’
Dan Hayes, reporting from the scene for The Star, has been getting reaction to the tragic news.
“One local shopkeeper said the incident was just the latest in a series of shootings and stabbings in the area,” he said.
"He added that there was ‘plenty’ of drug trade activity going on in the area and had been ‘for years’.
"Another man told me there had been countless stabbings and shootings in the area in recent months.
He said the people responsible hadn’t been brought to justice and must think ‘they can just get away with it’."
Second murder probe in 24 hours
Here’s the latest story on The Star website after police confirmed they have launched their second murder probe in the city in 24 hours.
Detectives have launched a second murder probe in Sheffield the space of 24 hours after a man was shot dead.
First video from the scene
Six police cars and two CSI vans at the scene
Shooting believed to be a ‘targeted attack’
Police confirm murder investigation is under way
Police have confirmed that a murder investigation is under way after a man, aged 20, was shot dead in the early hours of this morning.
Here is their statement in full:
"A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot in Sheffield in the early hours of this morning (16 November).
"Shortly after 1am, police were alerted to a shooting by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. A call had been made reporting that a man had been shot inside a property in Grimesthorpe Road South. By the time ambulance crews arrived, he had already been transported to hospital.
"The 20-year-old sadly died from his injuries shortly after arriving at Northern General.
"The investigation is in its early stages but at this stage, it is believed to be a targeted attack. We are asking anyone with any information about the man’s death, to contact police.
"Senior investigating officer, DCI Mark Oughton said: “Cordons remain in place in the area today while officers conduct their enquiries, including thorough scene searches and an intensive trawl of CCTV footage.
“Extra officers will be patrolling the area today to provide further reassurance and anyone with concerns should speak to one of our officers.
“As our investigation progresses, I’d encourage anyone with information that could help the enquiry to get in touch with police or you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously.”
“Anyone with information, which could help officers is urged to contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 42 of 16 November. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.”