Increased police patrols are to be conducted in an area of Sheffield for the ‘foreseeable future’ following a shooting last week.
South Yorkshire Police said they are continuing the patrols in Burngreave to ‘reassure local residents’ after a man was shot in broad daylight on Spital Lane last Thursday.
The victim, a 22-year-old man, suffered a non-life-threatening injury after being shot on a walkway leading to a block of flats in the area.
Details about the increased patrols come as a 20-year-old man appeared in court over the incident, which happened at around 11.15am on August 13.
Meeshack Menzies, 20, of Southey Hall Road in Sheffield, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court yesterday morning after being charged with section 18 wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.
Menzies was remanded in custody by magistrates following the hearing ahead of his next court appearance.
A further 20-year-old man, arrested in connection with the investigation, remains in police custody at the present time.
Witnesses and people with information about the incident are being urged to come forward by police as inquiries into the shooting continue.
A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and are asking any witnesses to suspicious behaviour in the Spital Lane area between 11.10am and 11.30am on Thursday August 13, to call 101 quoting incident number 355.”
Last week, shocked residents described hearing a ‘bang’ around lunchtime and seeing an injured man lying on the ground surrounded by passers-by.
One man, who asked not to be named, said council workers had alerted police to what happened after coming across the incident while passing through the area.