Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield shooting: Woman held after 12-year-old boy hurt

Arbourthorne area of Sheffield
Image caption The boy was standing by shops in Northern Avenue when he was shot

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder after a 12-year-old boy was shot in Sheffield.

The child, an "innocent bystander", needed surgery after he was hit in the leg in the Arbourthorne area of Sheffield on 12 January.

The 42-year-old woman is also being held on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Stephen Dunford, 25, of Fellbrigg Road, Sheffield, who is accused of attempted murder, appeared in court earlier.

Mr Dunford is also charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Two 30-year-old men, who were arrested last week on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, have been released on bail.

South Yorkshire Police said the boy had been released from hospital but is still undergoing medical treatment.

He was with three friends, aged 13, 15 and 16, outside a sandwich shop in Northern Avenue when he was injured by a gun fired from a moving car.

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