More Arrests After Leeds Fatal Shooting

28th January 2017

Police appealing for information after a murder investigation was launched in Leeds have arrested two more people on suspicion of murder.

At 1.20pm on Thursday 26 January police received a report of a man having been shot outside a barber's shop, in Gathorne Terrace, Harehills.

Police and ambulance attended the scene and found the 19-year-old man seriously injured. He was taken to hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment but was pronounced dead later that evening.

A scene remains in place in Gathorne Terrace and is undergoing forensic examination as enquiries continue.

A 49-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Since then officers have arrested a further two individuals on suspicion of murder. The 21 year old man and 20 year old woman remain in custody.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Spencer, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "I believe the answer to what happened lies in the local community and I am appealing directly to anyone with any information to come forward."

"Such an incident can cause concern in the community and I believe people have been talking about what happened and passing on information about the specific circumstances - both in person and on social media channels. I would like to appeal directly to those individuals to come forward with the information they have that could prove the key to this investigation.

"Our enquiries are very much on going as we seek to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. At this stage we believe this was a targeted attack on the victim. Officers from the local neighbourhood team are maintaining an increased presence in the area to reassure residents."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 for the attention of Operation Peabourne or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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