Investigation launched after shots fired in Walkley, Sheffield

Date published: 19 April 2018 15:12
Dated: 19 April 2018 16:12:00

An investigation has been launched after a firearm was discharged in the Walkley area of Sheffield last night (Wednesday 18 April).

At around 11.10pm, police were called to Bransby Street, following reports that residents had heard gunshots.

Two houses have damage to downstairs windows, consistent with a firearms discharge. No one is reported to have been injured.

A cordon is currently in place and Bransby Street 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 today speaking to residents and carrying out further enquiries as they work to establish the facts around exactly what happened.

“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.”

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.

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