Shotgun fired in 'targeted attack' in Bradford

Leeds Old Road. Pic:Google.
Leeds Old Road. Pic:Google.

A shotgun was fired during a "targeted" offence in Bradford this morning, police have said.

Officers are appealing for information after the weapon was discharged "into a parked vehicle" on Leeds Old Road at 12.20am.

Police said that the "attacker" was waiting outside the scene for about half an hour to 40 minutes in a stolen car which had false registration plates.

Nobody was injured but West Yorkshire Police described the offence as "targeted".

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, leader of the force's Firearms Prevent Team, said: “The incident may only be a few hours old but with officers currently at the scene carrying out extensive enquiries and we already have some positive leads.

“What we now need is for members of the local community to come forward. We know that the attacker was waiting outside the scene for about half an hour to 40 minutes in a stolen Kia Venga car which had the false registration plates of BN12 UAK.

“Did you see anything suspicious on or around this time?

“We also know that the vehicle was stolen in Bradford on 9 September. What we do not know is where it has been since then and what has happened to it.

“Have you done some work on it? Or have you seen your neighbour driving it around? If so please contact police as any piece of information, no matter how small it seems, could be the difference between bringing someone to justice.”

The car was found burnt out a short time later on Square Street, West Bowling at 12.30am. Officers are currently at that scene too.

Call police on 101 quoting log 18 of November 22.

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