Man's leg amputated after shooting on Sheffield estate

A man has been found guilty of a shooting which cost his victim part of his leg.

Tuesday, 13th December 2016, 12:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:27 pm
Johnathon McGregor
Johnathon McGregor

Johnathon McGregor, aged 24, of Kyle Close, Southey Green, opened fire at a 63-year-old man in an attack in his home in Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen, in June.

He was arrested after police received reports that three men had broken into the house and threatened the victim before he was shot in his abdomen.

McGregor was found guilty of grievous bodily harm, attempted robbery and possession of a firearm after a trial.

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Detective Inspector Paul Wilson, who led the investigation, said: “McGregor broke into a vulnerable man’s home and left him with life changing injuries after shooting him totally unnecessarily.

“McGregor did not give a second thought to his victim, who has had to have half of his bowl removed and part of his leg amputated following the injuries he received.

“McGregor is an extremely dangerous man who has now been brought to justice for this most violent of crimes.

"I hope that the victim, who is still recovering, feels that justice has been done and that the sentencing will help him along his road to recovery, secure in the knowledge that McGregor will not be at liberty for many years to come.

“I wish the victim the very best in his ongoing recovery and would also like to thank the investigating officer in this case, DC Victoria Kenny for her professionalism and tenacity in what has been a difficult investigation with few witnesses so effectively.

“South Yorkshire Police are committed to bringing offenders before the courts and conducting work to keep our residents and communities safe."

McGregor will be sentenced on 20 January 2017.