UPDATE: Investigation launched after 'machine gun' fired at houses on Sheffield street

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Police say they are pursuing 'a number of lines of enquiry' after a machine gun was reportedly fired at houses on a Sheffield street.

At around 11.10pm on Wednesday night (April 18), police were called to Bransby Street in Walkley, following reports that residents had heard gunshots.

Police at the scene on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe. Picture: Chris Etchells.

Police at the scene on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe. Picture: Chris Etchells.

Two houses were found to have sustained damage to downstairs windows, consistent with a firearms discharge but no one is reported to have been injured.

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A cordon is currently in place and the road is expected to remain closed for the rest of the day while detectives carry out enquiries and work to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

Superintendent Paul McCurry for Sheffield, said: “Officers remain in the area speaking to residents and carrying out further enquiries as they work to establish the facts around exactly what happened.

Police officers on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe, after a shooting last night (photo submitted).

Police officers on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe, after a shooting last night (photo submitted).

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“A number of lines of enquiry are already being pursued and ammunition casings found at the scene have been recovered and will be forensically examined over the coming days.

“PCSOs will be in the area throughout the day and into the evening and I’d encourage anyone with concerns to please talk to them, they are there to help and for your reassurance.

“I’d also like to ask that anyone in the area, who has not already spoken to police, and who may have information to get in touch.”

Police at the scene on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe. Picture: Chris Etchells.

Police at the scene on Bransby Street, Upperthorpe. Picture: Chris Etchells.

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If you have information, please call 101 quoting incident number 1169 of 18 April 2018. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.