Taxi shot at in drive-by shooting in Sheffield street

A taxi was shot at in a drive-by gun attack on a Sheffield street.

By Claire Lewis
Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 2:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 6:15 pm
A taxi was shot at in Margate Drive, Sheffield, last night
A taxi was shot at in Margate Drive, Sheffield, last night

Emergency services were alerted to a shooting in Margate Drive, Pitsmoor, at 9.35pm yesterday after a white Seat estate, operated by City Taxis, was shot at as the driver pulled up for a pre-booked fare.

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South Yorkshire Police said that while the taxi was parked up a blue Audi pulled up alongside the vehicle and a gun was fired at the car.

The Audi then left the scene.

Three taxi passengers, believed to be men in their 20s, also fled.LATEST: Man jailed for shooting gun in Doncaster house while children were insideThe taxi was uninjured but his car was damaged.POLICE: Walkabout issue statement after teenager seriously injured in attack outside Sheffield barA 23-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in police custody this afternoon.Detective Inspector Lee Nesbeth said: “Enquiries are ongoing and I would like to identify and speak to the passengers of the taxi who left the scene.

“There is a possibility that one, or more, of the occupants of the vehicle are injured and may need medical treatment.“I’d urge anyone with information to please contact us.”Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 892 of October 29.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.