Man shot in Sheffield park discharged from hospital

Armed police officers in Meersbrook Park after a man was shot (Pic: Andy Kershaw)
Armed police officers in Meersbrook Park after a man was shot (Pic: Andy Kershaw)

A man shot in a Sheffield park has been discharged from hospital.

The 22-year-old was shot in Meersbrook Park, Meersbrook, at 6.25pm on Thursday, April 26 by a man who asked him for cash and cigarettes.

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He was shot in his neck and the blast shattered his jaw and teeth, leaving him needed a six hour operation for the bullet to be removed and a metal plate to be fitted inside his mouth.

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He was placed in an induced coma and put on a life support machine following the operation but has since been discharged.

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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.