Investigation launched following death of man in Sheffield

Date published: 11 April 2021 14:27
Dated: 11 April 2021 15:26:53

Detectives in Sheffield are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot in the city last night (Saturday 10 April).

Police were called by a member of the public at around 9.40pm, to reports that a man had been shot in Clough Road.

On arrival at the scene, officers discovered a 30-year-old man with life-threatening injuries consistent with firearms discharge.

He was very sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His family are being supported by specialist officers at this time.

A second man, aged 31, suffered minor injuries consistent with firearms discharge. He was taken to hospital via ambulance to receive treatment.

An investigation has been launched to find those responsible.

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Hakin said: “Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries overnight and we can now confirm that we are investigating a murder following a firearms discharge in Clough Road, Sheffield.

“The investigation is still in its early stages, but our enquiries continue at pace. A significant number of officers remain in the area.

“No arrests have been made at this time.

“I would urge anyone with information about what happened to come forward. If you think you might have witnessed the incident or if you saw or heard anything suspicious, please speak to us.
“If you were driving in the area at the time, do you think you may have dashcam footage that could support our investigation?

 “I am acutely aware that this incident may be distressing to the local community. Please be assured that we have deployed additional resources to the area, and our specialist team continues to carry out enquiries to locate those responsible.

“If you have any concerns, please do speak to our officers out on patrol.

“They are there to help and support you.”

If anyone has information that might help our officers in their enquiries, please call 101 quoting incident number 984 of 10 April or use our online reporting tool. Dashcam footage can be sent to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk with the incident number in the subject line.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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