Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Boy, 16, arrested over spate of shootings in Sheffield

Lindsay Avenue, Parson Cross, Sheffield
Image caption A 13-year-old girl was injured and cars were shot at on the estate in the north of Sheffield

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested over a spate of shootings in the space of two hours in Sheffield on Monday.

A 13-year-old girl suffered minor injuries on Deerlands Close in Parson Cross, where shots were fired at the door of a house.

South Yorkshire Police was called to the estate on Monday after reports of shots on three separate roads between 21:30 and 23:10 BST.

Vehicles were also shot on Barrie Crescent and Lindsay Avenue.

Police said all three incidents were thought to be linked.

The 16-year-old boy remains in police custody.

Carol Wilson, who lives nearby, said the incident had frightened local residents.

"It's not safe like it used to be when we were kids - I daren't let mine out," she said.

"I've got five kids and I don't like them going out."

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