Two arrests after shooting at Barnsley park

Date published: 10 October 2021 09:59
Dated: 10 October 2021 10:39:41

Officers investigating an incident at Locke Park in Barnsley yesterday (Saturday 9 October) have made two arrests.

Officers were called to the park on Keresforth Road at about 2.50pm by Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and can now confirm the incident involved a firearms discharge, which left a victim aged in his 30s with gunshot injures that were not deemed serious.

An 18-year-old man from Barnsley has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault and firearms offences and a 45-year-old woman from Barnsley has been arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders. Both remain in police custody and are being questioned.

South Yorkshire Police DCI Nikki Leach said: “We would like to make it clear that this was a targeted attack, and there remains no danger to the public in the surrounding area.

“If anyone saw or heard anything around the time of the incident, no matter how small you think it is, then please get in contact and let us know.”

Enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information which could assist our officers, or were in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious please contact 101 quoting incident number 561 of 9 October, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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