Investigation launched into further Arbourthorne shootings

Date published: 25 July 2020 11:34
Dated: 03 July 2020 14:43:29

Detectives are appealing for information following a further two shootings in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield. 

Last night (2 July) around 7:15pm, officers attended Myrtle Road in Sheffield following reports of gunshots being fired.

Shortly afterwards at 7:30pm, officers were called to Kenninghall Road following reports of another firearms discharge.

We do not believe anyone was injured during the incidents but evidence of firearms being discharged was found at both scenes. 

The incidents are believed to be linked to firearms discharges on Tuesday 30 June.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Murphy, who is leading the investigation said: “We are working hard to disrupt organised crime and criminality across our city- the use of guns to cause fear and harm in our communities will not be tolerated. 

“We believe last night’s incidents to be linked to Tuesday’s incidents and still believe there to be no wider risk to the community, these are targeted attacks by organised crime groups.

“We are working hard and have already arrested and charged three people in connection with Tuesday’s incidents, but we know we are stronger with your help. 

“Our communities hold information and intelligence that can help us take action and bring those responsible before the courts. 

“I am appealing for your help to identify those involved in last night’s incidents. We believe two men to be involved. They are described as riding a motorcycle or scooter and dressed in dark clothing. 

“I am urging those who may know the people involved in these incidents to come forward. I know it can be hard to speak to us but please do. If you do not feel comfortable in calling 101, you can provide information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers.

Additional armed police and neighbourhood officers will remain in the area over the coming days. They are there to support you, please speak with them if you have any concerns.

DCI Murphy would like to offer reassurance to our communities, he added: “Please be assured that officers are working hard to progress these investigations.

“We remain committed to creating stronger, safer communities.”

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