Sheffield shooting believed to be 'standalone' attack, say police

A shooting in Sheffield is being treated as a ‘standalone’ attack for now, according to South Yorkshire Police.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 3rd October 2019, 12:28 pm
Police at the scene of a shooting outside the Co-op on Chapel Street in Woodhouse. Picture: Chris Etchells

Emergency services were called to Woodhouse on Monday night after a gun was fired at a car outside the Co-op on Chapel Street, Woodhouse.

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Three men jumped into the grey-silver estate and sped off from the crime scene, with detectives working on the assumption that the car was occupied at the time.

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Six arrests have been made, with four men and a boy from Sheffield, plus a woman from Rotherham, all held today on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear or violence

The men are 18, 20, 28 and 43; the boy is 17 and the woman is 25.

South Yorkshire Police said the incident is being treated as a ‘standalone’ and ‘targeted ‘attack.

It is being investigated as a firearms offence and ‘potential missing persons enquiry’.

The force said: “We are keeping an open mind as to whether this could be linked to any other incidents but at this time we believe it to be a standalone incident.

“We do believe this to be a targeted attack.”

The shooting was one of three in Sheffield in less than a week.

A 39-year-old man was shot at as he got out of a car in Malton Street, Pitsmoor, last Wednesday and a car was shot at in Raby Street, Tinsley, last Friday.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.