Police probe after ‘man entered house and shot at victim in his 20s’

have launched an investigation and information appeal after a man entered an address in Barnsley and shot at a man in his 20s.

South Yorkshire Police said officers were called to a property in Washington Road, Goldthorpe, following a report of a “firearms discharge” just before midnight on Saturday, March 11. 

Emergency services and detectives attended the scene after a man reportedly entered the property armed with a gun and “shot at a man in his 20s”, inflicting minor injuries.

The firearm was located and seized by authorities, and police yesterday arrested a 30-year-old man in Cornwall on suspicion of attempted murder.

Inquiries are ongoing, with officers having issued warrants and carried out searches at addresses in Thurnscoe and Bolton on Dearne.

Investigators with Barnsley CID are now appealing for potential witnesses as they follow up lines of enquiry.

Detective Inspector Mark Cockayne, from Barnsley CID, said: “I know that this incident will have no doubt caused some concern in the community but I want to reassure those residents that we’re working to find who was responsible.

“A team of detectives have been out gathering information and evidence all this week to get to the bottom of what may have happened.

“Last night’s arrest is a huge step in our investigation but we’re still keen to hear from anyone who may have any information as it may assist with our on-going enquiries.”

Police have asked people who believe they saw anything or anyone suspicious on March 11 to submit a report online or via the service’s LiveChat function.

People can also call the police non-emergency 101 number and quote the incident number 1025.

They can also anonymously contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.