Seven arrested in connection with Mexborough shooting

Date published: 01 April 2019 15:25
Dated: 01 April 2019 16:24:10

Seven people have been arrested by detectives investigating a reported shooting in Mexborough over the weekend. 

Five men, aged 25, 26, 27, 30, 48 and two women, both 30, were arrested by officers on Saturday 30 March on suspicion of assault and firearms offences. 

Three of the men, aged 25, 27, 48 have been released under investigation. 

The two other men and two women have been released on bail. 

Police were called to Hirst Gate at just before 1am on Saturday 30 March after reports a man had been shot. 

A 30-year-old man was taken to hospital with a suspected shotgun wound. 

Shots were also fired at properties on Chaucer Road and Hawthorne Crescent causing minor damage.

Officers believe these to be a targeted incidents and enquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances. 

Neighbourhood teams are carrying out door-to-door enquiries in the area this afternoon (Friday 1 April). 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 54 of 30 March 2019. You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously by called 0800 555 111.

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