Two arrests after man ‘shot during Sheffield burglary’

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A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being shot during a burglary.

The man, in his 60s, who lives in Shiregreen, Sheffield, was rushed to hospital following a break-in in the early hours of Monday. Police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder and aggravated burglary.

Police said the victim had suffered an injury “consistent with a firearms discharge.”

He remains in hospital in a serious and potentially life-threatening condition.

Detective Inspector Paul Wilson, the investigating officer, said: “This appears to have been an isolated incident and we are continuing to investigate this matter, which remains a priority for us.

“We are continuing to follow up a number of lines of enquiry and I would like to reassure members of the public that although incidents like this are alarming, thankfully they are rare and we continue to use all available resources to investigate and identify those responsible.”

The two men, 24 and 25, remain in police custody.