Police in Sheffield offer reassurance following Upperthorpe incident

Officers in Sheffield will be undertaking high visibility patrols in Upperthorpe over the weekend following an incident on Wednesday night.

Police were called at around 11pm on Wednesday 17 April to reports that gunshots had been fired on Oxford Street, Sheffield.

An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with a leg wound. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening. 

Broomhall & Upperthorpe Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant Adam Wood said:

“We understand that this kind of incident is disturbing for a community. I can re-assure those who live and work in the Upperthorpe area that there will be an increased police presence over the weekend and beyond.

“If you see our officers please do stop and have a chat, they are there to hear your concerns, take your feedback and understand what matters most to residents.

“Longer term we have a plan in place to work with young people from the area and we will share this in due course.

“The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident on Wednesday evening continues at pace, and I would appeal to anyone who has information that may help our enquires to call 101 quoting Inc 942 of 17 April or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”

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