Senior detective asks for your help following Woodthorpe shooting

Date published: 13 June 2018 12:46
Dated: 13 June 2018 13:43:59

The senior detective leading the investigation into the shooting of a 17-year-old boy in Sheffield is asking for your help, as officers today continue with their enquiries.

At around 9.10pm on Monday evening (11 June), emergency services responded to reports that the teenager had been shot at the junction of Hastilar Road South and Nodder Road, Woodthorpe.

He was taken to hospital, where he currently remains, to be treated for a gunshot wound to his upper body. His condition is now described as serious but stable and is said to be gradually improving.

Detective Chief Inspector Craig Jackson, investigating, is asking for anyone with information to come forward and particularly anyone who was in and around the area on Monday evening.

“We have a dedicated team of officers working on this investigation, who have been speaking to witnesses and working hard to ascertain the exact circumstances of what happened,” said DCI Jackson.

“Both uniformed and plain-clothed officers remain in the area today carrying out house-to-house enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community and while we are following up a number of enquiries, we need your help to identify those involved.

“If you saw what happened, or saw anything suspicious in the area prior to the incident occurring, please get in touch with us. Our priority now is identifying and apprehending those responsible and we need your help and support to do so.

“While the cordon has now been removed, you can still expect to see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and our officers are there to provide reassurance and for you to speak to, should you have any information or concerns.

“The investigation is still in the early stages and while there isn’t anything currently suggesting a connection to previous incidents in the area we continue to explore all lines of enquiry and keep an open mind as to the motive of the attack.

“Any information, even if it may seem insignificant to you, may prove vital in helping us to identify the offenders. You can call 101 quoting incident number 989 of 11 June to pass on information, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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