Man with suspected gunshot wound in Middleton

Man with suspected gunshot wound in Middleton, Leeds.

west york policePolice are investigating after a man received a suspected gunshot wound in Leeds.

At 9:43am on Sunday 4 September 2016, police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending to a man with a serious injury at an address in Middleton.

The 47-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment to a suspected gunshot wound to the abdomen. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A scene has been established at the junction of Acre Road and Thorpe Street and is undergoing forensic examination.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Bryar, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The victim had been walking along Thorpe Street in company with another man when the incident occurred at the junction with Acre Road between 9.45pm and 10pm on Saturday night.

“We are conducting extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the time leading up to it. We would also like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 476 of September 4 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.