/Boy, 12, gunned down in the street after bullets fired from passing car in Sheffield

Boy, 12, gunned down in the street after bullets fired from passing car in Sheffield

A BOY has been gunned down in the street today in a horror drive by shooting.

The 12-year-old victim was rushed to hospital after being blasted in the leg in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield this evening.

 The boy was shot in the leg from a passing car

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The boy was shot in the leg from a passing car

A major hunt has been launched for the gunman and cops are appealing for witnesses.

The youngster was standing with a group of adults and other kids when a motor came speeding down Errington Road.

The shooter then emerged from the window and began firing bullets into the group when the lad was hit.

Detective Inspector Denise Booth said: “Specialist officers have been in the area this afternoon and evening, examining the scene and speaking to witnesses as we work to piece together the exact circumstances of this incident, what led to it and to identify those responsible.

“What we know so far is that the boy was with a group of other people, both children and adults, in the Errington Road area when a white car is said to have driven past, firing shots out of the window.

“The car left the area heading towards East Bank Road.

“You can also pass information to us via 101, quoting incident number 516 of 12 January 2020.

“I’d also like to remind people that if they don’t feel comfortable speaking to the police they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or submit information via their website crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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