Detectives are currently in the Woodthorpe area of Sheffield following a shooting last night (Monday, 11 June) in which a 17-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries.
At around 9.10pm, reports were received that a firearm had been discharged at the junction of Hastilar Road South and Nodder Road and a 17-year-old had been shot.
He was taken to hospital where he currently remains in a serious but stable condition.
Hastilar Road at the junction with Fishponds currently remains closed as a police cordon is in place and detectives are at the scene.
Detective Chief Inspector Craig Jackson said: “A number of enquiries are already underway, and I would ask anyone who may have been in and around the vicinity of the Premier convenience store on Nodder Road, to please make contact with us.
“At this time, there isn’t any evidence to suggest there is a connection to any previous incidents in the Woodthorpe area, however we are in the very early stages of the investigation.
“Until we have ascertained all of the facts and fully understand the circumstances, we are keeping an open mind as to the motive of the attack.
“However I understand how alarming this incident will be for members of the local community. High visibility police patrols have been deployed into the area and will remain throughout today and over the coming days.
“If you were in the area around the time of the incident, or saw any suspicious activity, please call 101, or anonymously give any information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 989 of 11 June.”
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