Little London shooting: Police launch attempted murder investigation after man shot in the arm in Leeds

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the arm in Leeds.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:05 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:06 pm

It happened in Carlton View, Little London, shortly before 10pm on Friday (April 23).

Police found a parked grey Volkswagen Polo with damage they believe was caused by a firearm.

A 20-year-old man was found nearby with a minor injury to his arm that was believed to have been caused by a bullet.

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Carlton View, Little London, where the incident took place (Photo: Google)

He was treated at hospital and released.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after officers searched a house in Moortown early on Monday morning.

He remains in custody.

A 21-year-old man was also arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the incident.

He has since been released under investigation.

The West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team are leading the investigation into the shooting and there is an extra police presence in the area.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes, said: “While our enquiries remain at a relatively early stage, we believe this has been a targeted attack on the occupants of the vehicle.

“The criminal use of firearms is always treated extremely seriously, and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances and bring those responsible to justice.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation. We understand people may have reservations and might want to give any information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“We appreciate 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 residents.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting Operation Peerminster or reference 13210201214 or online via

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

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