Appeal: Firearms Discharge, Broadstone Way, Bradford

Sunday 4 August 2019,

Police are investigating reports of a firearms discharge, which occurred at around 11:50pm last night (03/08) on Broadstone Way in Bradford.

Four men in a light coloured Citroen Picasso are believed to have approached a silver Mercedes on the road, before smashing the windscreen and firing a shotgun into the interior.

Both vehicles subsequently left the scene.

A short time later, however, the vehicle containing the suspects was found unoccupied and on fire on Eversley Drive.

At just after 1am in the morning (04/08) a 26 year old man attended a local hospital with injuries to his arm and face, consistent with a shotgun wounds.

Although serious, his condition is not believed life threatening and officers are speaking with him as part of their ongoing enquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector, Heather Whoriskey is leading investigations into the incident and said:

“We know that this was an isolated and targeted attack, by individuals who were likely known to the victim.

“Irrespective of the circumstances, the impact that such an incident can have on the local community is clear. We are therefore providing a neighbourhood policing presence in the area, offering increased reassurance for residents.

“We will never accept this type of behaviour on our streets and will do everything in our power to place the full weight of justice upon those responsible.

“If you witnessed this or have any information that could assist in identifying the men in the vehicle or the weapon that has been used, we would like to hear from you immediately.

“Quoting reference 2402 of 3rd August, you can use the non-emergency number 101 or contact Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

“Likewise, you can use the live-chat system available via the Force website.”

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