Shots fired at front door in Beeston street

Specialist firearms detectives are appealing for information after a gun was fired at a house in Leeds.

At 12:16pm yesterday (4 May 2021) police received a report of damage having been caused to the front door of the property in Woodview Mount, Beeston, which is believed to have occurred sometime between 3pm and 7pm on Saturday 1 May.

No-one was injured and the incident was not reported to police at the time.

Firearms officers attended the scene and confirmed the damage was consistent with a firearm discharge.

Detective Chief Inspector Fiona Gaffney, of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team, said:

“The criminal use of firearms on our streets is always something we treat extremely seriously, and we have specialist detectives carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident to identify those responsible.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything at the time on Saturday night.

“We recognise that an incident such as this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our colleagues at Leeds District to provide suitable reassurance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Firearms Investigation and Prevent Team via 101 quoting reference 13210219604 or online via

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


This post is based on a press release issued by West Yorkshire Police

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