Sheffield shooting: ‘One gun too many’ says detective in plea for information

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A detective leading the probe into a Sheffield shooting said today: “One gun on the streets is too many.”

A 21-year-old Sheffield man is in hospital with a single gunshot wound to the leg following the shooting on Doe Royd Crescent, Parson Cross, at around 10.30pm on Friday.

His injuries are not life-threatening and he is in a stable condition.

Det Insp Steve Ashmore said the shooting was believed to have been a ‘targeted’ attack but urged anyone with information to come forward.

He said: “With gun crime it always triggers public emotion and it sounds like a cliché but for us one gun is too many on the streets so we will do everything we can to catch the offenders.

“We believe this is targeted and we don’t believe anybody else is in danger from this from retaliation - if people do know anything we urge the public to come forward and we will talk to them, in confidence if that is needed.”

House-to-house inquiries, CCTV checks and high visibility patrols have been taking place throughout the weekend as a team of 10 officers investigate the incident.

The street was cordoned off on Saturday for examinations but was later reopened.

Det Insp Ashmore said police had been made aware of what has happened after the 21-year-old man turned up at hospital,

He does not live on the street. A firearm has not yet been found and no arrests have been made.

n Call police on 101 quoting incident 1341 of Friday 10 April 2015.