Sheffield man jailed for 24 years after Shiregreen shooting

A Sheffield man has been sentenced to 24 years in jail and five years on licence after a man was shot in the stomach during an attempted robbery in Shiregreen last June.

Jonathan McGregor, 24, of Kyle Close in Southey Green, was found guilty of grievous bodily harm, attempted robbery and possessing a firearm following his trial in December. He was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Friday.

The 63-year-old victim was attacked in his own home by three men before being shot in the stomach.

Part of his bowel had to be removed and his leg amputated as a result of his injuries.

DI Paul Wilson, the senior investigating officer on the case, praised the victim’s bravery throughout the investigation.

He said: “I hope that this significant jail sentence, and knowing that McGregor is now behind bars, can help the victim to move forward and help him with his recovery process.

“This was a complex investigation with few witnesses and as such I am pleased with the result the investigative team have achieved.

“This is a lengthy sentence and should serve as a warning to any individual who gets involved in firearms crime that this will not be tolerated and long prison terms await.”

Anyone with information about individuals involved in gun crime should notify the police or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.