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Shooting and car fire in Leeds 'linked'

A car was torched at the Cottingley Springs travellers' site after the shooting Credit: Google Streetview

Police are linking an incident in which a car was torched at a travellers' site in Leeds to an earlier shooting.

Armed officers were called to Hawthorne Drive, Gildersome, at around 11pm yesterday after an Audi car rammed into the gates of a property before a shotgun was fired.

No-one was injured and the Audi car involved drove off towards Gelderd Road.

A short time later police were called to the Cottingley Springs caravan site where an Audi had been set on fire.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of West Yorkshire Police’s Firearms Prevent Team, said: “These incidents are believed to be linked and are being treated as targeted attacks between parties known to each other.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those involved and would like to hear from anyone with any information that could assist the investigation."