Sheffield drive-by attack: Man, 35, charged with attempted murder after 12-year-old boy shot

Police investigating the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in a drive-by attack in Sheffield have charged a man with attempted murder.

Stephen Dunford, 35, from Sheffield, has also been charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The boy, reportedly an “innocent bystander”, was shot in the left thigh when an attacker opened fire from a moving vehicle as he stood outside a sandwich shop on Northern Avenue with three friends aged 13, 15 and 16 on Sunday.

He needed surgery for a gunshot wound and remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Emergency services were called to Northern Avenue in the Arbourthorne area of the city at around 3.45pm, South Yorkshire Police said in a statement.

Dunford, of Fellbrigg Road, has been remanded into custody to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

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