New Year's Day shootings in Sheffield 'not linked'

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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."

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