Woman seriously injured after shooting outside Rotherham pub

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A woman who was shot outside the Red Lion pub in Rotherham on Friday night has been left with serious injuries.

South Yorkshire Police responded to reports of a shooting on High Street just before 10pm on Friday (June 28). It is believed that a group of men attended the area and discharged a firearm, leaving a 55-year-old woman with serious injuries.

The woman was rushed to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening and she remains there at this time.

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An area outside the Red Lion pub was taped off by police on Friday night, with evidence consistent with that of gunshots found at the scene. The cordon has since been lifted but two scenes remain in place in Strathmore Grove and Saville Road in Wath as part of the investigation.

Detective Inspector Iain Rawlins said: "This was an alarming incident in which shots were fired outside a pub causing a serious injury to one woman. "Other people could so easily have been injured too and we are now ploughing lots of resources into this investigation to find the people responsible.

"Our investigation is continuing at pace with various lines of enquiry being carried out. However, we need the public's support, help and cooperation and I am urging anyone with information to get in touch with us immediately.

"Even the smallest piece of intelligence from you could prove crucial to our investigation and we would be particularly keen to hear from anyone who was in the High Street area at the time and has relevant doorbell, dashcam or CCTV footage.

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"We will not tolerate gun crime here in South Yorkshire and I want to reassure the public that our teams are working hard to find the person responsible for this firearms discharge."

Officers are carrying out additional high visibility patrols in the High Street area following Friday's incident and they are encouraging anyone with information or concerns to speak to our officers while they are in the community.

They are there to help you and to keep you safe. As our investigation progresses, we are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant information or footage to come forward if they haven't already done so.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police added: “If you think you can help, please get in touch by calling us on 101, quoting incident number 1129 of 28 June 2024. You can also get in touch with us through our online reporting portal . If you want to submit footage to us, please use this link which takes you to our investigations portal.

“We understand that some people may wish to submit information anonymously. To do this, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or get in touch online by filling out a secure form on crimestoppers-uk.org. Your details will not be shared and you will remain completely anonymous.”