Detectives believe car could 'hold the key' to Sheffield shooting

Detectives investigating after shots were fired at homes in Sheffield believe a car could 'hold the key' to solving the case.

Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 2:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, 2:56 pm
Police at the scene after shots were fired on Bransby Street, in Upperthorpe

Shocked residents reported hearing the sound of machine gun fire on Bransby Street, in Upperthorpe, on Wednesday, April 18, just after 11pm.

No one is believed to have been injured but the windows of two neighbouring houses - one of which was occupied by an 84-year-old woman - were hit by bullets.

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Detective Sergeant Mitchell Leach said: "Thankfully members of the public have been forthcoming with information and supportive of police efforts, but we believe this dirty red or dark coloured small hatchback with roof bars may hold the key to determining who is responsible for this serious offence. It’s imperative that we trace the vehicle and apprehend the offender.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 1169 of April 18, 2018. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.