New Year's Day shootings in Sheffield 'not linked'
- 2 January 2013
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
Two shootings which took place in the early hours of New Year's Day in Sheffield are not thought to be linked, police said.
An 18-year-old man from Westfield is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the abdomen in the Halfway Gardens area of the city.
Police said he was found on a grassed area at 03:00 GMT on Tuesday.
A 45-year-old man is also in a serious condition after being shot in the shoulder on London Road at 04:30 GMT.
Supt Martin Hemingway said: "We do not believe that these attacks are linked at this time, but of course we will keep an open mind.
"They do, however, share one important thing in common - that there are a number of people out there who know exactly what took place and who is responsible."