Suspected firearm discharge in Leeds

    Police are investigating a potential firearm discharge in Leeds.

    Shortly after 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 May, officers were called to reports of a confrontation between two groups of males in Servia Hill, Woodhouse.

    Witnesses reported seeing what was believed to be a firearm and hearing loud bangs. Both groups of males left the scene, some in a dark coloured Fiat hatchback.

    No evidence of a firearms discharge has been recovered from the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

    Detective Inspector Dave McDougal, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are treating this incident seriously and are currently carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those involved.

    “We have not recovered any physical evidence of a firearms discharge from the scene and have no reports of anyone being injured as a result of this incident.

    “We have spoken to a number of witnesses who report seeing what was believed to be a firearm and hearing loud bangs and so we are treating this as a potential firearms discharge on that basis.

     “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the dark blue Fiat in the area, or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

    “There is nothing to suggest any link between this incident and the shooting of a man in Burmantofts Street later that evening and we are treating both incidents separately.”

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