Detectives are urging witnesses to come forward after an incident on Chadwick Road in Sheffield at 11am yesterday, Tuesday 8 May, which left a 29-year-old man with a gun-shot wound to his leg. Police believe it was a targeted attack and have been speaking to residents in an attempt to establish the full details of the incident, which resulted in the man needing hospital treatment for a serious injury, not believed to be life-threatening. An extensive CCTV trawl is also underway.
DI Emma Knight said: “We are speaking face-to-face with the local community, to establish the full facts and trace the attackers. We strongly believe that there are witnesses to this incident who are reluctant to speak to our officers, but this does not prevent them submitting information which could prove vital to our investigation and apprehending those responsible. Anyone who saw something, no matter how insignificant they feel it may be, can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 without giving their name or details. The charity is independent of South Yorkshire Police and callers always remain the right to anonymity.
“At present, we believe the firearm discharge to be targeted and are looking to trace two, possibly three men in connection with the incident. Increased police patrols will continue in the vicinity of the incident today, as we provide greater visibility and reassurance to the local community. Thankfully, serious incidents of this nature remain relatively rare.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 318 of 8 May. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers on confidence on 0800 555 111.
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