A man was shot this afternoon in a park in Barnsley, just a few meters from where the children were playing.
Paramedics were seen helping an injured man in Locke Park, while armed South Yorkshire Police officers were seen surveying the nearby area.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service has confirmed that they participated in reports of a man being shot.
At least two ambulances, air ambulances and at least one police vehicle were present at the spot and a cordon was laid.
An eyewitness told Yorkshire Live, “I was there with that kid when all the police and ambulances came, never looked like this, got straight into the car.”
Another said: “Don’t you want to go anywhere!!
“A shooting in Locke Park, looks like the military needs to pay Barnsley a visit.
“I fear for my kids when they grow up and start going out on their own.”
Labor Councilor Kevin Osborne of Barnsley’s Darfield Ward posted: “Worrying news from Locke Park, with reports of a shooting close to the children’s play area.”
Meanwhile, a man is fighting for his life after triple firing outside a barbershop in east London.
Police had received information about a shootout in Upton Lane, One Gate, just before 7 pm yesterday.
Three people were taken to the hospital after being shot – one of the victims also suffered a knife injury.
Police confirmed that one was in critical condition at the hospital.
The injuries of the other two men are described as non-fatal.
A crime scene remains and the circumstances of the incident are under investigation.