South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation following a shooting in the Spital Hill area of Sheffield in the early hours of this morning.
At around 12.10am, emergency services were called to Spital Lane where a 16-year-old boy was found injured and he was taken to hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. His condition is described as serious but stable.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oughton, leading the investigation, said: “There is currently a cordon in place around the area as officers carry out enquiries and we will remain in the area today, speaking to witnesses to ascertain the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Our investigation is in the early stages and what I would ask is that anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious last night and into the early hours of this morning contacts us.
“If you have information, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 7 of 19 May 2019.”