Armed police deployed in Leeds after man chased and gun fired as "loud bangs" heard

Armed police were deployed in Leeds after reports of a man being chased by three young men - before a gun was discharged and "loud bangs heard".

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:52 am
Updated Thursday, 10th June 2021, 3:00 pm

Shortly after midnight in the early hours of this morning (June 10), police received a report of three young men seen chasing another man.

Loud bangs were also heard in the vicinity of Cherry Row, Burmantofts.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene and blank shell cases were recovered after a gun had been discharged.

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Detectives are investigating an incident in Leeds where a male was seen being chased and a blank firing gun was discharged.

A scene remains in place on the road to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the suspects and the victim.

Detective Inspector Vicky Alexander, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those involved and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We appreciate an incident such as this will cause concern to residents in the area and we are working closely with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who will be providing suitable reassurance.”

Officers taking part in a ground search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210288115 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.