Third arrest made over shooting of innocent boy 12, in Sheffield

A third arrest has been made over the shooting of an innocent 12-year-old boy in Sheffield.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 1:15 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 2:10 pm

Detectives have revealed that a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder yesterday – taking the number of arrests over the shooting in Arbourthorne last Sunday to three.

The suspect is also being held on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

A 25-year-old man arrested for the same offences on Wednesday remains in police custody.

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A third arrest has been made over the shooting of a girl, 12, in Sheffield

A 30-year-old man arrested on Tuesday was released on bailed earlier this week after questioning.

Detectives launched an investigation after a 12-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne.

Police believe he was an innocent bystander caught up in a feud between two rival organised crime gangs.

There have been a number of shootings in and around Arbourthorne over recent months.

The injured boy has undergone surgery and remains in hospital in a stable condition.