'Shots fired' in Sheffield suburb this afternoon

Shots were fired at a home in Sheffield in broad daylight this afternoon, according to unconfirmed reports from shocked members of the public.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 4:30 pm
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 4:45 pm
Police are understood to be investigating reports of shots being fired

Two people have contacted The Star to say three shots were fired at a home in Batemoor this afternoon, at around 3.15pm.

The Star has contacted South Yorkshire Police, which has yet to respond.

One witness, who asked not to be named, said he saw a black Peugeot pull up outside a property on Batemoor Road and heard three loud bangs, at which point a group of men who had been standing outside the door ran inside.

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He said the car then sped off, and he does not believe anyone was injured in the shooting.

"There were three massive bangs and everyone was running," he said.

"It's close to a school and a nursery and there were children and their parents everywhere when it happened.

"There are armed police everywhere now because a child could have been shot."

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