Sheffield shooting victim left paralysed

An area on London Road and Hill Street, Sheffield which was cordoned off follwing a shooting in which a man was seriously injured

An area on London Road and Hill Street, Sheffield which was cordoned off follwing a shooting in which a man was seriously injured

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A MAN shot on a Sheffield street on New Year’s Day has been left paralysed, police have revealed.

The 45-year-old, from the city’s Manor estate, was shot in his shoulder in the early hours of New Year’s Day, in an attack which severed his spinal cord – leaving him paralysed from the chest down.

He was injured on London Road close to the junction with Hill Street, near the city centre, shortly before 4.55am on Tuesday, January 1.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “I can confirm that the victim of the London Road shooting was paralysed, I believe from the chest down.”

The gunshot victim remains in hospital where he is recovering from the gun attack.

He has asked not to be identified and does not want to talk publicly about his ordeal.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “All we can say at this time is that we believe that the shooting is connected to a dispute earlier that night, and was not a random attack.”

The injured man arrived at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the early hours of New Year’s Day seeking help after the gun attack.

He was transferred to the Northern General Hospital in a serious condition and police were alerted.

A 26-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested by police in connection with the shooting on Wednesday.

He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of controlled drugs and was still in custody being quizzed last night. Extra police patrols are being carried out in the London Road area in the wake of the attack.

The shooting was one of two in Sheffield the early hours of New Year’s Day.

The first happened on an area of grassland on Halfway Gardens, Halfway.

Police said the victim, an 18-year-old local man, was shot in his abdomen after he had been to a house party.

He was rushed to hospital in a serious condition.

Raymond Swindells, 29, of Shortbrook Drive, Westfield, Stuart Hurst, 27, of Algar Drive, Arbourthorne and Micha Thompson, 24, of Westfield Southway, Westfield, have all been remanded in custody after being charged in connection with the shooting.

All three are accused of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and Swindells and Hurst are also accused of affray.

Swindells is also charged with possessing an offensive weapon and Hurst with possessing a firearm while prohibited. They are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court next week.

n Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.