Man remains in coma and on life support after shooting in Sheffield park

A man remains in a coma and on life support after he was shot in a Sheffield park

Monday, 30th April 2018, 11:46 am
Updated Monday, 30th April 2018, 11:51 am
Armed police officers were seen in Meersbrook Park after a shooting (Pic: Andy Kershaw)

The 22-year-old was shot in Meersbrook Park, Meersbrook, at 6.25pm on Thursday by a man who asked him for cash and cigarettes.

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VIDEO: Burglars steal cherished memories from Sheffield home days after victim's partner dies, aged 40A bullet was removed from his jaw and a metal plate was fitted in his mouth during the procedure.

The victim's mum said: "He had extensive six hour surgery on Friday and he has been kept asleep since then.

"He is in an induced coma on life support until further notice This is to enable the swelling to go down inside his throat and mouth.

"He was shot in the back of his neck that went up through his jaw and teeth. The bullet had stayed lodged in his jaw until it was removed.

"It's shattered his jaw and teeth. He had had a metal plate fitted in his mouth.

"It will be a long recovery process."

No arrests have yet been made over the shooting.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 773 of April 26.