CSI vans at crime scene after shooting in Sheffield

A shooting was reported close to the Park Hill flats in Sheffield last night
A shooting was reported close to the Park Hill flats in Sheffield last night

Crime scene investigation vans are at the scene of a shooting close to Sheffield city centre

Police activity is underway this afternoon on Duke Street, near the Park Hill flats complex, after a shooting reported at around 10pm yesterday.

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A resident said police officers have been examining the area close to a telephone box on Duke Street and hedges have been searched today.

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Another resident said he heard four shots being fired and the police helicopter arrived shortly after and spent around an hour overhead.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed an investigation into a shooting is underway but no other details have yet been released.

Last week a gun was fired at two homes in Bransby Street, Upperthorpe.

Windows were damaged in the attack, with residents describing the sound of 'machine gun' fire.