‘Man in his 20s is shot dead’ outside supermarket in South Yorkshire


‘Man in his 20s is shot dead’ outside supermarket in South Yorkshire sparking huge police response

  • Police had reports of shooting outside Farmfoods in Mexborough, Doncaster
  • Onlookers described scenes of ‘chaos’ as paramedics battled to save a man’s life
  • Witnesses told how armed officers descended on the street earlier tonight 
  • Claim a man in his 20s died at the scene but police have not confirmed details 

A man was ‘gunned down’ outside a supermarket in South Yorkshire tonight as witnesses describe a huge police response.

Police received reports of a shooting outside a Farmfoods shop in Mexborough, Doncaster, just before 5pm this evening.

Onlookers described scenes of ‘chaos’ as paramedics desperately tried to save a man in his 20s – who is understood to have died at the scene.

Witnesses told how armed officers descended on the area earlier tonight but South Yorkshire police have not revealed what happened nor whether the victim survived.

A man was ‘gunned down’ outside a supermarket in South Yorkshire tonight as witnesses describe a huge police response. Pictured: Police at the scene in Mexborough

Forensics officers were seen combing the street outside the supermarket for evidence this evening as the area remained condoned off.  

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officers and Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics also attended the scene.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to Wath Road, Mexborough, at 4.46pm today following reports of a shooting.

‘Officers are currently at the scene as investigations continue.’ 

Forensics officers were seen combing the street outside the supermarket for evidence this evening (pictured) as the area remains condoned off

Forensics officers were seen combing the street outside the supermarket for evidence this evening (pictured) as the area remains condoned off 

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