South Yorkshire gunshot victim still fighting for life

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A MAN gunned down on his doorstep is still fighting for life in hospital today.

Tyrone Woodhead, aged 42, of Doncaster Road, Wath-upon-Dearne, was blasted in his upper body on Thursday night after answering a knock at his door - next to the Everest takeaway shop.

He was given emergency first aid by a takeaway worker before paramedics arrived to take over and rush him to hospital.

The armed gunman is still being hunted by police and a police probe into what is behind the shooting is continuing.

Mr Woodhead, a married father-of-one who works as a delivery driver for building supplies firm Longleys, was honoured for his bravery in 2007 when he tried to save a woman who was being stabbed by an ex-partner.

He was driving past in his lorry at the time and stopped and intervened.

The woman later died after failing to regain consciousness and her attacker was jailed for 17 years for murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 1,146 of September 20.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.