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SYP - Attempt Murder on Northern Avenue, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police Investigation into the Attempt Murder on Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, Sheffield on Sunday 12 January 2020. Public Appeal for Information.

Details of Incident

At around 3.45pm on Sunday 12th January 2020, a 12 year old boy was shot in the leg by the occupants of a passing vehicle outside the shops at Northern Avenue, Arbourthorne, Sheffield.

This horrific incident has received a great deal of news coverage and a number of witnesses have come forward.

The victim was rushed to hospital and subsequently treated for his serious injuries.

South Yorkshire Police launched a Major Investigation resulting in a number of arrests and searches. It is believed this incident is the latest in an ongoing dispute.  

The investigators need the help of witnesses and those in the community, to establish key facts and ultimately, achieve justice for the victim.

Officers are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious, or have knowledge in relation to this incident or connected incidents.

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please contact the Incident Room on 0114 2526460 (not staffed 24 hours) or 101 to report information quoting incident 516 of 12/01/2020.

Alternatively, contact the independant crime fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their anonymous online form at