Police have confirmed they had reports of weapons being seen in Beeston last night.
Officers were called to Malvern Road at 8.17pm to reports of a “street disturbance”.
Residents described the police helicopter circling overhead with other other saying they heard what sounded like a gunshot
One man said a gunshot had been fired from inside a car, shattering one of the vehicle’s own windows.
He added: "My brother said the air ambulance was circling so low that the bathwater was shaking."
Nobody was injured, police said.
A stretch of Malvern Road was cordoned off this morning as police continued their investigations.
Some residents are not keen to speak. A postman on his morning round said: "People just want to stay out of it, there's a lot of intimidation."
West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to Malvern Road in Beeston at 8.17pm yesterday to a report of a disturbance in the street.
"Enquiries are ongoing. Anyone who saw anything is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 1826 of February 21."
A spokeswoman later added: “It’s believed weapons were seen, but no one was injured. Investigations are continuing.”