Lamborghini driver shot by mystery gunman flees in Rolls Royce seriously injured

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A man in his twenties has been left with 'serious' injuries after being shot in a Sheffield street in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called at around 1:40am (Monday 7 February 7) to reports that a man had been shot in Ecclesall Road, Sheffield.

The 20-year-old man was travelling along Ecclesall Road in a black Lamborghini when shots were fired towards the vehicle, according to a police report.

The victim then fled, getting into a white Rolls-Royce with two occupants already inside, and the trio then travelled towards Sheffield Rugby Club where they called emergency services.

Police attended the scene and the victim was taken to hospital via ambulance after suffering what appeared to be serious gunshot injuries.

The Lamborghini was later recovered in nearby Whirlowdale Road, also with gunshot damage Police also discovered similar damage to the Rolls-Royce, however the two other occupants were not injured.

Specialist officers have been deployed to the area to conduct searches for those involved, and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Superintendent Paul Murphy said: “A cordon is currently in place in Ecclesall Road at the junction with Collegiate Crescent and a lane is out of use whilst officers continue their investigation. Please plan your route and avoid the area if you can.

“I know how distressing and worrying this incident will be for the local community and that of the wider Sheffield community.

“Please know that our investigation continues at pace and we have a dedicated team of officers working tirelessly to establish the exact circumstances of what took place this morning that led to a man being seriously injured".

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He added: “Our officers remain in the area to carry out their work, and additional patrols are in place to provide you with reassurance. If you see our officers, please do speak to them. They are there to help and support you.

“I’d also like to encourage anyone with information to come forward and report to police. No matter how small you think your information is, it could prove vital in our investigation.

“Were you in the area at the time? Did you see or hear anything suspicious? Do you know who might be involved?

“If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 53 of 7 February.”

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.

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