A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a pensioner was shot in Thurnscoe last night (Wednesday) in a "targeted attack".
Police were called to Westfield Crescent at 10.15pm where a 69-year-old man had suffered a gunshot wound to his arm, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said.
"The man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious but stable condition," the police spokeswoman added.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remained in custody this morning.
Det Chief Insp Paul Murphy, crime manager for Barnsley, said: “Our officers will remain in the area today, to provide reassurance and carry out vital enquiries to piece together exactly what happened."
Det Chief Insp Murphy said the investigation was still in the early stages but he believed it could have been "a targeted attack".
Additional officers will be in the area today and the detective urged residents to speak to them.
"They are there for your reassurance and to answer any concerns you may have," he added.
If anyone has any further information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote incident number 989 of June 19.
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