Appeal: Man Injured Following Firearm Discharge
Friday 26 October, 2012
Police are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man sustained shotgun injuries following a firearm discharge in the Chapeltown area of Leeds last night (25/10).
The incident is thought to have occurred around 8.20pm in an area around Sholebroke Street.
Around lunchtime today police arrested a 21-year-old local man on suspicion of possession of a firearm and he remains in police custody.
The injured man has been treated at hospital for injuries to his legs and has been released.
Today, an area of the street around the junction with Scott Hall Walk remains cordoned off while forensic officers continue to examine the scene.
Detective Inspector Richard Holmes, from North East Leeds CID, said: "This was a targeted attack and I am appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
"Incidents like this are rare and I would urge anyone in the local community who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around Sholebroke Street and Scott Hall Walk from around 7.30pm to get in touch."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Stainbeck CID via: 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously and in confidence, on: 0800 555 111.