Police probe launched after shooting near Sheffield city centre

A shooting was reported near Park Hill flats in Sheffield last night
A shooting was reported near Park Hill flats in Sheffield last night

A police investigation has been launched into a shooting near Sheffield city centre.

The shooting happened close to Park Hill flats at around 10pm.

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One resident who heard the shooting said he heard four shots being fired.

He said: "At about 10pm I heard four shots and thought straight away that it was gunfire rather than a firework.

"I heard the police helicopter hovering in the area for around an hour."

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The police helicopter spent around an hour hovering above the flats and surrounding area.

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A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman confirmed that an investigation is underway but no other details have yet been released.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.