Detectives Investigate After Man Shot In Face, Seacroft, Leeds

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Detectives are investigating an incident in Leeds where a man received a gunshot wound to the face.

At 7.18pm yesterday, police received a report that a man had attended a hospital in Leeds with serious injuries and said he had been shot.

Doctors confirmed a bullet wound to the man’s face, which was not life threatening. He is continuing to receive treatment.

Detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are leading the investigation and are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A scene has been put in place in Mardale Crescent, Seacroft, where the incident is believed to have occurred.

A man has been arrested in connection with the investigation and remains in custody.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson said: “The criminal use of firearms is something we always treat extremely seriously, and we have specialist detectives carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and to identify those responsible.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything at the time or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We recognise that an incident of this nature this will cause understandable concern in the community, and we are working closely with our colleagues at Leeds District to provide suitable reassurance to people in the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting crime reference 13240256654 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/livechat
 

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