‘No threat’ to public after Sheffield shooting

Police at an incident at Eastern Drive, Arbouthorne

Police at an incident at Eastern Drive, Arbouthorne

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COUNCILLORS and police have moved to reassure residents following a shooting in Sheffield.

A 28-year-old man was gunned down on Eastern Drive, Arbourthorne, at 10.40pm on Sunday. A 25-year-old arrested man has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The injured man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds and his condition is still described as ‘serious’.

Councillor Jack Scott, who represents Arbourthorne, said: “This is a very serious situation for the person injured. We have no evidence this is linked to broader criminal issues, and we understand there is currently no threat to people in Arbourthorne.

“However, it is obviously a really serious crime and we are asking anyone with information to get in touch.”

He added: “I will be spending time in the area with fellow Arbourthorne councillors John Robson and Julie Dore, reassuring members of the community.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the incident was ‘isolated’ and locals should not be worried.

She said officers were in the area offering reassurance to residents living nearby.

After he was shot, the injured man managed to get to McDonald’s at Granville Square, where emergency services were called. He was then rushed to the Northern General Hospital.

n A TEENAGER murdered at a party in Barnsley has been named as Steven Simpson, 18.

Steven was at a party on Pleasant View in Cudworth when he sustained body at around 2.20am on Saturday.

He died on Sunday night.

Six people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder - three men aged 19 to 39, and three teenagers aged 16 to 17, all from Barnsley.

The 16-year-old, a girl, was released due to insufficient evidence and the remaining five people have been bailed.