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Two men arrested after fatal shooting

Two men have been arrested this morning in connection with the fatal shooting in Sheffield on Sunday evening (21 December) on Derek Dooley Way.

Both men, aged 25 and 32-years-old, were arrested in Sheffield on suspicion of murder. They are currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

Police are continuing to investigate and are conducting further inquiries, and still want the public to come forward if they have any information.

Sheffield shooting victim release family statement

The family of Sheffield shooting victim Jordan Thomas have paid tribute to him.

Jordan, from the Waterthorpe area of Sheffield, was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo on Sunday evening, when the car was shot at from the passenger side while the vehicle was stationary on Derek Dooley Way at the traffic lights, just before the parkway.

“Jordan was such a likeable, caring, loving individual with a larger than life personality who really did brighten up any room he entered. The family used to joke with him that he needed to go to the doctors to get checked out as he was always so hyper.

“Jordan truly was full of life, with his cheeky grin and quick wit, he was a charmer, anyone luckily enough to have met Jordan will attest to this and those that have met him truly did love him.

“Jordan was taken from us in an act of cowardice on Sunday night, an act which has left the family and community devastated.

“We would like to appeal to the public; we need your help to apprehend those responsible. If you saw or heard something we desperately need your help. You may even know those responsible.

“This person may be a friend, a neighbour, relative or you may have seen them before or after this evil act. This person may have been on edge, did they disappear for a few hours Sunday night around 10pm? Did they leave town for a few days for no apparent reason? Did they become more secretive, withdrawn or have been acting weird since Sunday night?

“People often speak about how horrible it must be when families get burgled close to Christmas; well we have suffered ultimate loss. Any information at all can help and we desperately need your support in apprehending those responsible. “

– Family statement


South Yorkshire Police: 'shocking' shooting was targeted

Anyone who witnessed the fatal shooting in Sheffield which left Jordan Thomas dead has been urged to contact police - who descrobed the incident as 'shocking'.

The 27-year-old driver who has not been named, was taken to hospital with serious injuries where he still remains, in a stable condition.

No arrests have been made however a number of lines of enquiry are being pursued as part of the investigation.

“The events of Sunday evening are shocking and inexcusable. A young life has been lost in tragic circumstances. My thoughts go to the family and friends of Jordan Thomas who was one of the victims in this incident.

“As part of the investigation, we know the car Jordan was a passenger in, a silver Ford Mondeo, was stationary at the traffic lights on Derek Dooley Way.

"We believe the car was shot at from the passenger side, and then travelled down the Sheffield parkway after the incident, leaving at the first exit heading towards the markets, before pulling into a lay-by and contacting police.

“I want to hear from anyone who may have been travelling on Derek Dooley Way, between 10pm and 10.40pm on Sunday evening, who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information, no matter how unimportant they feel it may be, it could be a vital piece of evidence that could greatly assist the investigation.

“I’d also like to hear from anyone who may have seen a red Mitsubishi Shogun in and around Sheffield city centre on Sunday evening, and after the time of the incident.

“I do believe this may have been a targeted attack against Jordan and the 27-year-old driver of the Mondeo, however it is early on in the investigation, and this is one of the reasons why we need people to come forward.

“Thankfully, this type of incident isn’t a regular occurrence in South Yorkshire, and I want to reassure our communities that we are committed to finding those responsible for this unjustifiable crime.”

– Det Chief Insp Craig Robinson, South Yorkshire Police

Sheffield shooting victim named as Jordan Thomas

A 22-year-old man who was shot dead in Sheffield has been named as Jordan Thomas.

Jordan Thomas died after being shot in Sheffield

Jordan, from the Waterthorpe area of the city, was a passenger in a silver Ford Mondeo, when the car was shot at while stationary on Derek Dooley Way at the traffic lights.

He was taken to hospital along with the 27-year-old driver, who was seriously injured. Jordan was pronounced dead a short time later.

Tests done yesterday evening concluded he died as a result of gun shot injuries.

Detectives investigating believe it may have been a targeted attack and are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information, to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Sheffield shooting may have been 'targeted' attack

Detectives investigating a fatal shooting in Sheffield city centre say they believe it may have been a targeted attack.

At around 10.15pm last night, two men in a silver Ford Mondeo were shot at from the passenger side while the vehicle was stationary on Derek Dooley way at the traffic lights just before the parkway.

The passenger, 22-years-old, suffered fatal injuries. The driver, 27-years-old, sustained serious injuries and is currently in hospital in a stable condition.

From the information we currently have we believe there is a possibility this was a targeted attack against the two victims, however it is too early in the investigation to confirm at this stage. Enquiries are ongoing at this time and officers will remain in the area today to provide reassurance to people living in and visiting Sheffield. I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who has information, to please come forward and contact police.”

– DCI Phil Etheridge


Murder investigation launched after Sheffield drive-by shooting

A murder investigation's underway in Sheffield after a man was shot dead and another wounded.

Police say the drive-by shooting happened at around 10.15 last night on Derek Dooley Way close to the Sheffield Parkway. The man who died was a passenger in a car. The wounded man was the driver. Police have today sealed off a lane on Derek Dooley Way and also a lane on the Parkway as investigations into the shooting continue.

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Deputy PM says Sheffield shooting is a "tragedy"

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, MP for Sheffield Hallam, said the shooting death of a 22-year-old man in the city centre, was a "tragedy" and urged anyone with information to talk to the police.

In a message on Twitter, Mr Clegg said he was "shocked to hear what happened."

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Man shot dead in Sheffield city centre

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A man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in Sheffield city centre.

The men, both 22, were shot in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm on Sunday, South Yorkshire Police said.

They were taken to hospital but the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead. The passenger remains in hospital in a stable condition, police said.

Both men are from the Sheffield area. No one has been arrested, police said.

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