Appeal following firearms discharge in Sheffield

Date published: 22 September 2023 13:41
Dated: 22 September 2023 14:40:37

We are appealing for witnesses after a firearm was discharged in Sheffield in the early hours of this morning (Friday 22 September).

We were called at 12.15am by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to inform us a man had been stabbed at a property on Penns Road in Heeley. Officers attended, and inside the property found damage to the walls consistent with a firearm discharge.

The victim – a man in his 20s – is not currently cooperating with our enquiries. Therefore, we are looking to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious.

We would also like to speak to anyone who was driving past and may have caught anybody arriving at the property by foot or in a vehicle on dash cam, or anybody who has CCTV footage which covers the front of the property or surrounding area.

Detective Sergeant Stafford Megson, from our Armed Crime Team, said: "Incidents of this nature will understandably be distressing for those who live nearby, and we want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of who was involved and why this happened.

“You may see an increased policing presence over the weekend in your area. These officers are there to offer that reassurance. If you have any concerns, please do speak to us.

“If you don’t feel comfortable talking directly to us, you can instead speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers to pass information over. No matter how small you think it is, it could be crucial in helping us piece together what happened.”

You can submit information to police via our online live chat, our online portal or by calling 101. Please quote incident number 12 of 22 September 2023 when you get in touch.

You can access our online portal here: www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/

Alternatively, if you prefer not to give your personal details, you can stay anonymous and pass on what you know by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers. Call their UK Contact Centre on freephone 0800 555 111 or complete a simple and secure anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

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