Barnsley shooting: Armed police swoop as gunshots erupt in park while children play

Barnsley shooting: Armed police swoop as gunshots erupt in park while children play

Armed police are responding to reports of gunshots being heard at Live Locke Park in the Kingstone area of Barnsley, just metres away from playing children. Emergency services including multiple ambulances, the air ambulance and police are responding to the incident.

The police descended on the location amid concerns of a “shooting” taking place this afternoon.

Footage from the scene shows a number of paramedics tending to an injured man on the ground, with armed officers from South Yorkshire Police seen surveying the area nearby.

At present, there has been no official confirmation from South Yorkshire Police about the events.

However, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed that they were at the scene attending to reports of a person being shot.

A spokesperson told YorkshireLive: “We got a call at 2.55pm to reports of a person who had been shot and was bleeding.

“We sent one ambulance, one rapid response vehicle, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance was in attendance and so was our hazardous area response team.”

A cordon has been put in place at the scene, and officers from South Yorkshire Police’s armed response team on the scene

Some locals took to social media to share their shock at the events at the park, where their children frequently play.   

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Published at Sat, 09 Oct 2021 16:14:00 +0000