Man shot on Sheffield street 'had been attending family celebration'

A man who was shot in the chest on a Sheffield street had been attending a family celebration, according to a bystander.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 18th February 2017, 5:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 11:21 am
Forensics officers at the scene of the shooting (Glenn Ashley
Forensics officers at the scene of the shooting (Glenn Ashley

A 23-year-old man was rushed to Northern General Hospital following a shooting outside a house in Daniel Hill Terrace, Upperthorpe, on Saturday, at around 1.35pm.

Armed police and forensics officers were at the scene this afternoon, where surrounding roads had been cordoned off.

Daniel Hill Terrace and surrounding roads were cordoned off as police investigated the shooting (Glenn Ashley)

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One bystander said he knew the victim, who he said had been attending a family celebration that afternoon. He said the shooting had taken place outside the family home.

"It was supposed to be a happy family gathering, and it's so sad what has happened," he said.

Residents and shopkeepers spoke of their shock at the shooting in what they said was a safe area.

One man said: "It's a long time since we've had any serious crime around here. I don't feel safe any more."

Police at the scene of the shooting (PA)

A shopkeeper in nearby Upperthorpe Road said: "We haven't had any problems around here. We feel it's a safe area and we're shocked by what's happened today.

This is the second shooting in the city within a week, after another man was gunned down in Butterthwaite Road, Shiregreen, on Monday night.

The 25-year-old victim of that attack suffered life-threatening injuries after being shot in the chest, but police later that week described his condition as stable

A 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder was later bailed by police. It is not known at this stage whether the shootings are linked in any way.

Armed police were guarding the scene of the shooting (PA)

Reports have suggested the victim of the latest shooting was in a black Mercedes when he was shot. This has not been confirmed, but a black Mercedes was visible beyond the police cordon, with forensics officers gathered round.

Police have asked anyone with information to call 101, quoting the incident number 571 of February 18.

Daniel Hill Terrace and surrounding roads were cordoned off as police investigated the shooting (Glenn Ashley)
Police at the scene of the shooting (PA)
Armed police were guarding the scene of the shooting (PA)