Man 'shot in neck' near Sheffield park

Armed police were called to Meersbrook Park following reports of a shooting last night
Armed police were called to Meersbrook Park following reports of a shooting last night
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An investigation is underway into a shooting in which a man was shot in his neck near to a Sheffield park.

The police probe has not yet been confirmed by South Yorkshire Police, but a woman, posting on Facebook, said her son was shot last night.

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It has not been revealed where the shooting took place but armed police sealed off Meersbrook Park and a wide-scale search was mounted as concerned residents looked on.

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The victim's mum said her son was walking towards the Cross Scythes pub when he was shot by a man who asked him for cash and cigarettes.

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She said it was an 'unprovoked attack'.

She wrote: "We had just picked our son up from work, he was on the phone talking to a friend walking to the Cross Scythes, he was shot through the neck in an unprovoked attack from a stranger asking for money and fags."

She said the gunman was wearing an 'army jacket' at the time of the attack.