Police find bullet casings in Sheffield street after worried residents report shooting

Police officers found bullet casings in a Sheffield street after worried residents reported a shooting.

Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:42 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 8:47 am
Bullet casings were found in a Sheffield street after worried residents reported a shooting

Officers were alerted to the sound of gunfire in Sturton Road, Pitsmoor, at around 9.10pm on Wednesday, February 27 and found evidence of a firearm discharge after a search of the street.

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Bullet casings were found in a Sheffield street after worried residents reported a shooting

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“Officers attended and searched the area as well as conducting house-to-house enquiries.

“No firearm was found and no injuries were reported.

“Officers found casings that have been taken away for examination.”

One concerned resident, who does not wish to be named for fear of reprisals, said he saw a group of men armed with baseball bats and iron bars being approached by two other men who fired a gun.

He said he heard shouting and saw the men scatter.

He said the incident happened close to a house which was raided in an operation involving armed officers in January.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 909 of February 27.