Police cordoned off a street close to a Leeds pub today after a man was shot in the back.
The victim was still in hospital today after being found close to a local pub by paramedics with a single gunshot wound to his back.
Armed officers, as well as the police helicopter, rushed to the area outside The Kiln Inn pub on Brignall Croft, Burmantofts, Leeds, just before 11pm on Thursday.
The shooting victim, a 31-year-old Leeds man, was taken to hospital where he was described as being in a stable condition.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police told the YEP: “We received a report from the ambulance service that they were attending a male who had been shot in the back close to The Kiln Inn pub.
“We deployed armed response officers and when we arrived the injured man had been found in a nearby street.
“He is understood to have made off, running or staggering away from the subject and had been shot once.”
Police are yet to make any arrests in connection with the shooting but remained on the scene yesterday carrying out detailed inquiries and undertaking forensic examinations.
Local residents told the YEP they heard the sound of gunshots before police cars, vans and the helicopter all arrived in their street.
One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was up watching TV when I heard what sounded like gunshots. I thought it was on NCIS on the TV but then my dog started barking at the door and I realised it was outside.
“I looked out and saw the police arrive, there were cars all up the street and the helicopter overhead. It was terrifying.”
Another resident added: “I heard two really loud, hollow bangs that I thought were fireworks. I looked out of the window and there must have been at least 10 police cars. Usually this is a fairly quite street and we don’t get a lot of trouble.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them on 0845 6060606