Armed cops swarm park after man shot near where kids are playing

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A man was shot this afternoon in a park in Barnsley, just a few meters from where the children were playing.

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Paramedics were seen helping an injured man in Locke Park, while armed South Yorkshire Police officers were seen surveying the nearby area.

A man is shot in Locke Park, Barnsleycredit: Ben Lack
An air ambulance arrived at the scene

An air ambulance arrived at the scene
Residents hear gunshots from children enjoying a day at the park

Residents hear gunshots from children enjoying a day at the parkcredit: Ben Lack

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.”

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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.

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