Teenager shot on Sheffield street

South Yorkshire Police search team and and Detectives investigate the scene of Tuesdays shooting on Cuthbert Bank Road close to Bamford street tram station ''23 October 2012'Image � Paul David Drabble

South Yorkshire Police search team and and Detectives investigate the scene of Tuesdays shooting on Cuthbert Bank Road close to Bamford street tram station ''23 October 2012'Image � Paul David Drabble

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POLICE believe the shooting of a teenager on a Sheffield street could be linked to an gun attack just over a fortnight previously.

They are investigating possible links between the attack on an 18-year-old in Cuthbert Bank Road, Hillsborough, with shots being fired at a family home in Parson Cross.

The teenager is in hospital with leg wounds after being found in a car park by passers-by.

Det Chief Insp Bob Chapman said: “We are looking into the possibility this is linked to a series of incidents in Parson Cross in recent weeks, including the shooting. Police patrols have been stepped up, and we have a dedicated team of detectives working on this.”

Ayla Ali, aged 45, was among the first on the scene after the shooting on Monday, having moved to Cuthbert Bank Road the same day with his wife and thre three children.

“We drove into the car park and there was a man lying on the ground. Two women were with him. There was no blood and he looked as though he was asleep.

“We must have arrived just after it happened because then police cars followed ours into the car park. The police told us it was a shooting.”

The injured man is in a stable condition in hospital, and police said his injuries are not life-threatening.

A 34-year-old Parson Cross man was arrested in connection with the October 6 shooting, on suspicion of possession of a firearm. He has been bailed until December.