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Probe after two injured in drive-by shooting behind Leeds kebab shop

The incident happened in Maud Avenue Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Leeds.

The pair, aged 19 and 21, were sitting in a Toyota Yaris behind a kebab shop in Maud Avenue, Beeston, when a number of masked men in a black BMW pulled up beside them.

Two shots were fired, causing the men pellet and glass wounds.

The pair were taken to hospital by friends following the incident, shortly after 11pm on Wednesday. They were later discharged.

Police remain at the scene for investigations. The BMW was recovered after being abandoned in Barkly Avenue.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police’s firearms squad, said: “It is only through sheer chance that the injuries the victims received have been minor and it’s clear the consequences could have been much worse.

“We believe this was a targeted attack but we recognise the understandable concern it will cause in the community. The criminal use of firearms on our streets is something we always treat very seriously and we will do everything we can to identify those responsible and will also take appropriate action to prevent any further incidents."