Police Appeal After Shooting Incident In Leeds

26th July 2014

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information following a disturbance on a Leeds estate during which a man was shot and injured.

Shortly after 6pm on Tuesday (22 July), officers were called to Dufton Approach, Seacroft, to reports of two groups of men fighting with weapons with one discharging a shotgun. Those involved had dispersed when officers arrived at the scene.

A 23-year-old man was later found to have received shotgun pellet injuries to his arm. He was among eight men, aged 17 to 49, who have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and firearms offences as part of the investigation.

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, Head of Crime for Leeds District, said: "We have established that this incident was the result of a dispute between two criminal groups that are known to us. We have arrested a number of suspects and identified more who are being actively sought.

"We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation to contact us. Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team are carrying out increased patrols in the area to reassure local residents.

"Although we believe this was an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the wider public we clearly cannot tolerate violent incidents such as this, particularly where firearms have been used, and we will continue to fully investigate the circumstances and robustly target those involved."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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