Police launch murder probe after man in his 20s dies from gunshot wounds in shooting in Sheffield
- The victim was found with gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead
- His family has been told but are awaiting formal identification
A murder investigation has begun after a man in his 20s died from gunshot injuries.
Emergency services were called to Callow Drive in the Gleadless Valley area of Sheffield shortly after 1.30am on Sunday following reports a man had been shot.
The victim was found with serious gunshot injuries and pronounced dead at the scene.
His family have been told but formal identification has yet to take place.
A post-mortem examination is still to be carried out.
A police officer stands guard outside a property in Sheffield
Sheffield Emergency services were called to Callow Drive, Sheffield, shortly after 1:30 am, following reports that a man has been shot
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Etheridge, of South Yorkshire Police, said: ‘Incidents of this nature understandably cause significant worry and concern among our communities, and we’ve had a number of specialist resources in the area since the early hours trying to piece together what happened.
‘In the early stages of a murder investigation, inquiries progress at pace as we gather as much information as we can about the incident and who may be involved.
Police remain at the scene outside a property in Sheffield
A window has been damaged by gunshots outside a property in Sheffield
‘I want to take this opportunity to urge anyone out there who might know something to come forward.’
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 74 of 9 April 2023 or use the form https://mipp.police.uk/operation/14SY23K03-PO1 with information.
To submit CCTV, dashcam or doorbell camera footage email the force on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the same incident number in the subject line.
Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via its website.