Eyewitnesses claim a car pulled up outside the accident and emergency department at the Northern General Hospital last night to deliver the body of a knife crime victim.
Medics from the hospital are said to have raced outside in a battle to save the victim’s life but they could not be revived.
Police have confirmed a man in his early twenties presented at Northern General Hospital with serious injuries, however sadly died a short time later.
A spokesperson said: “Police responded to Earl Marshal Road, Burngreave shortly before 8pm to numerous reports that a group of men were fighting and some were believed to be injured.
"Those involved left the scene prior to police arriving, however some were involved in a second altercation nearby in Kirton Road, Pitsmoor.
"A second man, also in his early twenties, is still in hospital being treated for his injuries.”
Police have arrested two men in their thirties on suspicion of murder and a man in his fifties was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Senior investigating officer, Superintendent Ian Scott said: “Detectives are working tirelessly to piece together the sequence of events which took place last night.
"Reports suggest there were a number of residents in Earl Marshal Road and Kirton Road last night who witnessed the disorder. If you saw anything at all, or know who was involved, please contact police today
“We need to establish what happened in the moments leading to the man’s death, and we cannot rule out that there are other injured parties who may require urgent medical treatment.
"Earl Marshal Road and Kirton Road remain cordoned off today and uniformed officers will remain in the areas carrying out door to door and forensic enquiries. Please speak to them if you can help our inquiry.”
It is claimed that A&E was taped off last night following the incident.
The incident number to quote is 857 of 13 May. Alternatively, you can also remain completely anonymous and pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.