Teens arrested after shots fired at Doncaster house in latest gun attack

Two teenagers have been arrested after a gun attack on a house in broad daylight – the latest in a number of Doncaster shootings.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 5:06 pm

Officers were called to Thorpehall Road between Edenthorpe and Kirk Sandall yesterday afternoon after shots were fired from a vehicle towards a house in the street.

It is the ninth similar shooting in Doncaster in recent months, although it is not known at this stage whether the latest incident is connected to eight previous attacks, all of which police say are connected to a gang feud.

South Yorkshire Police say they are investigating the circumstances of the latest shooting.

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Police sealed off Thorpehall Road after shots were fired at a house.

Officers were called at around 1pm June to reports of shots being fired.

A spokesman said: “It is reported that shots were fired from a vehicle towards an address on Thorpehall Road, the vehicle is then reported to have left the scene.

"No injuries have been reported.

"Evidence consistent with a firearms discharge was found by officers at the scene."

A short time later, police arrested two boys, aged 15 and 16, on suspicion of multiple offences including robbery, burglary and criminal damage.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Since March 29, police have been investigating a string of shootings in Doncaster, with windows broken and vehicles coming under attack from armed gangs.

The violence began with an attack on a house in Broxholme Lane and since then, properties in Intake, Wheatley and Cantley have all come under attack.

Police have already made a number of arrests and are continuing to hunt down those responsible for the shootings which officers say are all connected and are understood to be part of a feud between warring gang members.

While numerous properties have been damaged, there has only been one serious injury, with a 30-year-old man rushed to hospital. A 52-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.

If you have any information which might help, please call 101 quoting incident number 403 of 6 June.

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.