Three Jailed For Bradford Shooting
Monday, 17 June 2019
Three men have been jailed for more than 16 years for their involvement in a shooting incident in Bradford which seriously injured one man and wounded another.
Usman Nawaz, Mohammed Yasin and Hasanain Murtaza were sentenced today (Monday) at Bradford Crown Court after they pleaded guilty part way through a trial.
Nawaz, 24, previously of Oak Lane in Bradford but now living in Blackburn, and Yasin, 25, of Braithwaite Avenue, Keighley pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and were jailed for seven years each.
Murtaza, 24, of Highfield Drive, Bradford, was jailed for 27 months after he pleaded guilty to assisting both men by collecting them after they abandoned the Honda Civic they had used in the offence, which occurred in Heaton Road on 15 August 2017.
One of the injured men, Rohid Ali, was admitted to intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary and had several gunshot pellets removed from his head. The other injured man, Zaka Ur-Rehman, suffered grazing to his shoulder.
The court heard that the shooting followed an incident where a stolen car had crashed into a vehicle containing Nawaz’s mother and sister. Ali was subsequently arrested for the offence but was later released without charge.
Speaking after the men had been sentenced, Detective Superintendent Jim Griffiths, of West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said:
“Illegally owned firearms have no place on the streets of West Yorkshire and anyone found to be in possession of such weapons can expect to be sent to prison for a significant time.
“If you suspect someone has access to such weapons then please report it via 101, online through the West Yorkshire Police website, or anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, so we can investigate and take appropriate action.”