Man charged after gunshots fired in Sheffield neighbourhood

Police have charged a Sheffield man after gunshots were fired in a city neighbourhood.

Monday, 1st August 2016, 13:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 16:26 pm
Police have charged a Sheffield man after gunshots were fired in Samuel Close, Norfolk Park. Picture courtesy of Google Streetview.

Osai Irele-Domingo, aged 19, of Craddock Mews, has been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Irele-Domingo appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court on July 29 charged with the offence and was remanded into custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on August 26.

The charge relates to an incident in the Norfolk Park area of the city where it is reported that shots were fired in Samuel Close at about 6.40pm on July 23.

Superintendent Shaun Morley said: “We are committed to tackling criminality relating to firearms and organised crime groups, and South Yorkshire Police will continue to relentlessly pursue anyone found to be involved in this kind of activity.

“The force has a number of specialist officers and resources dedicated to pursuing those involved in any kind of gun crime. We will always look to explore every opportunity to identify those involved and bring them to justice.”

South Yorkshire Police’s campaign giving members of the public the opportunity to safely hand in firearms and knives ends this week.

The amnesty has given people a chance to hand in their weapons as police continue to tackle armed criminality and organised crime groups across the county to ensure South Yorkshire is a safe place to live.

To find out more about what the campaign, please visit southyorks.police.uk/help-and-advice/shine-spotlight-gang-crime.