'My daughter could have died in shooting', says scared Doncaster victim

The victim of a suspected Doncaster shooting says she will never return to the house where it happened.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 3:26 pm

And she says her biggest concern was that her seven-year-old daughter could have been killed, as she was in the house at the time of the incident, on Thursday night.

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The 37-year old victim, who asked not to be named, said she was taken to the Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield, with her wounds after the incident in which she said a weapon was fired through the front door of her home on West End Avenue, in Bentley.

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The damaged front door after the Bentley West End Ave shooting

She said her injuries had included a punctured lung.

She was treated at the hospital for her injuries and kept in overnight by doctors, who she has praised.

Doctors have asked her to return to the hospital for them to look at other unrelated health issues that they picked up on while she was receiving treatment.

Currently staying in an undisclosed location, she said: “I’m in agony still. I’m taking painkillers.

"I’ve got to go back for more X rays, because they also found something that was not related to what happened on Thursday night.

“I will not go back to my house after what happened. I’ve lived there for about a year and a half before this, and in another house on the street before that.

"When this happened, my daughter was standing in front of my partner – luckily she didn’t get touched. But because of her height, if she had been standing where I was, she could have been killed.

"She was walking around the house crying her eyes out.

"Now she can’t go back to her home where all her toys were.”

She is urging anyone with information to contact the police team who are investigating the incident.

Police were called out to the incident, at around 10.17pm last Thursday, and officers have said they believed the incident to be a targeted attack.

Anyone with information on the incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 946 of January 21.

Crimestoppers can be called on 0800 555111.

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