Gunfire heard at house in Leeds

By Amelia Riley

West Yorkshire Police have put out an appeal for information after gunfire was heard at a house in Leeds.

At 3:26 on Sunday morning, armed officers were deployed to an incident in Shepherds Place, Harehills, where loud bangs had been heard and damage had been caused to the door of a house.

The police confirmed the damage as consistent with firearms discharge. Nobody was harmed in the incident.

Forensic examination and specialist searches were carried out at the scene covering Shepherds Place and Alcester Terrace.

The investigation is being led by detectives from the West Yorkshire Police Firearms Prevent and Investigations Team.

Detective Chief Inspector Lee Townley, who is the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “The criminal use of firearms on our streets is always something we treat extremely seriously, and we have specialist detectives carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident 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 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.”

West Yorkshire Police have asked that anyone with information contacts the Firearms Prevent and Investigations Team.

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