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Sheffield shooting a "targeted attack"

Detectives investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man found shot in Sheffield yesterday morning say it was an isolated incident.

They added the shooting, near Queen Mary Road, Manor, was thought to be a targeted attack.

Extra officers are patrolling the area. The victim was found with gunshot wounds and was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

"Although we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are very much keeping an open mind as to the circumstances, we do believe that this was a targeted attack and that members of the public should not be unduly alarmed.

"I would also like to appeal to the community for information. If anyone knows something about this tragic incident, however apparently insignificant that information is, I would urge them to call South Yorkshire Police immediately on 101.

"Let us be the judge of how significant the information you hold is."

– District Commander for Sheffield Chief Superintendent David Hartley

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 166 of 21 June 2014. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Forensic experts at scene of Sheffield shooting

Forensic experts are carrying out detailed examinations at the scene of a fatal shooting in Sheffield. Emergency services were called to waste land off Queen Mary Road in the Manor area of the city in the early hours of this morning.

The 23-year-old victim was taken to hospital suffering from what is believed to be gun shot wounds but later died. Police say he has not yet been formally identified and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Murder investigation in Sheffield

A murder investigation has been launched in Sheffield after a man was shot dead in the Manor area of the city early on Saturday. South Yorkshire Police say emergency services were called to waste land off Queen Mary Road at around 2.20am.

A 23-year-old man was found with what are believed to be gunshot injuries. He was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Officers say he has yet to be formally identified.

Appeal for witnesses after Leeds shooting

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 24 year old man was shot in Leeds.Officers are currently investigating the incident after they were alerted by hospital staff yesterday evening at around 6pm.

The incident is thought to have taken place on Reginald Row, Chapeltown. The man's injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, said: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to contact police on 101."Two men, aged 22 and 24, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police arrest five men after shooting in Bradford

The men, who are all from the Bradford area and aged 24, 27, 32, 40 and 41, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit attempted murder and conspiracy to commit arson with intent to endanger life.

The 42-year-old victim suffered serious injuries in the attack which happened at around 7.45pm on Saturday January 4. He is in a stable condition in hospital.

Police are asking for anyone with information to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Man seriously ill after shooting in Bradford

Police in Bradford are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot on Saturday night on Little Horton Lane.

The 42-year-old man was left with serious injuries and is in hospital in a stable condition.

Officers say it was a targeted incident and are appealing for witnesses.

"We have increased patrols of highly visible uniformed police officers in the area to reassure residents."

– Superintendent Paul Hepworth of Bradford Police

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Wortley shooting - more arrests

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a shooting in Wortley have made two more arrests.

A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were arrested in London last night and have been brought back to West Yorkshire for questioning in connection with the murder of Pawel Jarek Matras.

The 21-year-old was shot and fatally wounded at a house in Blue Hill Crescent on November 11.

A 22-year-old man who was arrested on Tuesday night on suspicion of murder remains in custody.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information that could assist the investigation to contact them via the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police confirm man shot dead in Leeds was Polish

Detectives investigating a double shooting in Leeds, which left one man dead, have confirmed the 21-year-old victim was a Polish national living in the city.

Another man, aged 31, remains in hospital in a stable condition suffering injuries to his lower body caused by gun shot wounds.

The shooting happened around 5.30pm yesterday at Blue Hill Crescent in Wortley. Detectives believe the men were shot inside the address after the gunmen arrives and entered the house.

The investigation of this murder is a top priority for West Yorkshire Police and I want to reassure residents that all necessary resources are being deployed to locate those responsible. We are working to build up a picture of what took place and are conducting a wide range of specialist enquiries including painstaking forensic search of the murder scene. We believe this was a targeted attack and not a random attack. Incident of this sort are very unusual for the Wortley area. We have a number of reassurance patrols ongoing by Neighbourhood Policing Officers.

– Detective Superintendent Simon Beldon, West Yorkshire Police
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