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Arrest made after Birkby firearms discharge

A 21 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting in a takeaway in Birkby last week.

A 19 year old was treated in hospital for minor injuries Credit: PA

West Yorkshire Police were called to the premises late last Thursday after reports of shots being fired.

A 19 year old man was taken to hospital for treatment for a minor injury caused by broken glass.

Officers are now appealing for anyone who saw a blue Seat Leon driving in the area at the time of the incident to come forward with any information.

We are still exploring the wider circumstances surrounding the incident and we are continuing to appeal for anyone with information to contact officers.

We believe this was a targeted attack involving parties known to each other, and thankfully no one was more seriously injured in this incident.

The criminal use of firearms on our streets is something we will always take extremely seriously and we have specialist officers and firearms officers continuing to carry out extensive enquiries.

– Detective Inspector, Andy Farrell