Yorkshire news 'We're living in hell' - scared residents react to double shooting MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Shots were fired in two different streets in Arbourthorne on Tuesday night
Breaking News ! Terrified residents fear they are going to get caught in the crossfire as gangs once again opened fire in a Sheffield suburb which is being plagued by gun crime. Gunshots were fired within minutes of each other last night in Errington Avenue and Aylward Road in the Arbourthorne area of the city. The gunmen are still at large with police maintaining a presence in the area but worryingly this is not the first time residents have been subjected to such terror. Earlier this year, a 12-year-old boy was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting in Arbourthorne and nearby gun crime in Heeley and Nether Edge has left residents on edge. Himar Hamaali, 41, lives in Errington Avenue and he is desperate to move his family to a new, safer area of Sheffield. Police are maintaining a noticeable presence in Errington Avenue He understands someone was shot through the window of a house and admitted he feels like he is "living in hell". "This place is not an area you want to live in," he said. "If I could move now I'd go. "It's scary, uncomfortable and frightening. I feel like we're living in hell. You can't leave your family - if you have a night job it's not safe to leave them alone." Deborah King, 48, said: "I've got an autistic son. He doesn't know whether he's coming or going. Read More Related Articles Live updates as police maintain presence in Sheffield street after double shooting Read More Related Articles Growing concern for missing man, 64, who has disappeared in Sheffield "He's in absolute bits. He's had no sleep and he's constantly shaking." Another woman, who did not want to be named, said this is the fourth time there has been a shooting in the area in the past six months. The woman, who has lived in Arbourthorne for five years, said: "It's really scary. I've got four kids.
. 'We must get a grip on these shootings'
Cllr Ben Miskell
(Image: Ben Miskell/Twitter)
He said: "It is unacceptable that lives have once again been disrupted and residents are saying that they are fearful of getting caught in the crossfire. "We must get a grip on these shootings and make clear that the perpetrators are not welcome in our community. People are sick and tired of it. People just want to get on with their lives in peace. "Residents have been in touch with me this morning to say that they are angry about what is happening in the community. "They welcome the increased police presence in the area to deal with the incident, but they want answers about what appears to be a spate of gun related incidents that have taken place over the past few months."
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In relation to last night's double shooting, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: "An investigation has been launched after gunshots were reportedly fired in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield last night (30 June). “Police were called to Errington Avenue shortly before 9.45pm after reports of a firearms discharge. “A short time later, at 9.53pm, a call was received reporting that shots had been fired on Aylward Road in Sheffield.
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“Police are treating the two incidents as linked. There will be an increased police presence in the area today as enquiries continue." Cllr Miskell said he understands residents are scared but encouraged them to pass on information to police. You can do so by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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