Gunshot victim staggers into Leeds pub

ON GUARD: A policeman outside the Eagle Tavern where the shot man lived.
ON GUARD: A policeman outside the Eagle Tavern where the shot man lived.
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A MAJOR police investigation was launched after a man shot in the leg staggered into a pub.

The 20-year-old man was wounded in his left calf when he reached the pub near Leeds city centre and an ambulance was called. The crew alerted the police.

Though detectives have declined to name the pub involved, the Yorkshire Evening Post has established that the pub was the Eagle Tavern on North Street, Leeds, which the man reached bleeding from his leg injury at about 5.35pm on Thursday.

The man was rushed by ambulance to an unnamed Leeds hospital where later yesterday he was still detained for treatment. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

The Yorkshire Evening Post understands that the wounded man had been living at the pub for some time and is related to the family who run the house.

Through most of yesterday morning a police officer stood guard at the entrance to the pub and earlier police forensic scientist are understood to have carried out an examination of part of the interior of the building.

The investigation into how exactly the gunshot wound was suffered by the man is being supervised by Det Supt David Pervin of the West Yorkshire Police homicide and major enquiry team.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “Officers were called to a public house on North Street, Sheepscar, shortly after 5.35pm yesterday after a 20-year-old man entered the premises having suffered a gunshot wound to his left leg.

“The man was taken to hospital for treatment to his injury, which is not life-threatening, and enquiries are continuing into the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 0845 6060606.

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