Police cordon off Sheffield streets after men shot

Several streets in the Burngreave area of Sheffield have been cordoned off by police after a man was shot.

Sunday, 16th September 2018, 15:18 pm
Updated Sunday, 16th September 2018, 15:22 pm
A police cordon remains in place.

Residents in the area said Ellesmere Road, Hallcarr Street and Earsham Street are all cordoned off this morning.

A police cordon remains in place.

South Yorkshire Police said it was part of '˜an ongoing police incident' and confirmed that there had been a shooting.

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This afternoon the force released a statement which said that three people had been injured.

Police received a report from hospital staff at around 1.30am on Sunday that three men '“ one aged 19 and two aged 20 '“ had been brought in with gunshot wounds to their upper body.

A police cordon on Hallcar Street, Sheffield.

Eyewitnesses said an altercation took place near Hallcar Street, just off Spital Hill.

A large police cordon remains in place around Spital Hill, Earsham Street and Hallcar Street. Detectives said no arrests had been made in relation to the incident.

Inital reports suggested the shooting involved just one male victim.

One shopkeeper, who did not want to be named, said: 'I wasn't here at the time but I heard someone had been shot. A customer told me he was taken to hospital.

'It was obvious it was something serious when I got here this morning because of the size of the cordon.'

All three men have been released from hospital and detectives said enquiries remain ongoing.