Car Appeal Over Shooting Incident, Leeds

Monday, September 14, 2020

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a man in a shooting in Leeds are appealing for information after a car believed to be involved was found.

At 11:30pm last night (13/9) police received a report of a car having been set on fire in Well Close Rise, Little London, and a number of males seen running off.

Firefighters attended and put out the fire and a large scene was put in place due to the blue Nissan Juke being thought to be the one involved in the shooting of a 21-year-old man in Charlton Road, East End Park, shortly after 1pm the same day.

The scene is due to undergo forensic examination and specialist searches as part of the ongoing investigation.

The victim remains in hospital with serious leg injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Vanessa Rolfe, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “The criminal use of firearms on our streets is completely unacceptable and we are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the targeted shooting of this man, and to identify and arrest those responsible.

“We would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed the shooting itself in Charlton Road or who has seen the blue Nissan Juke being abandoned and set alight in Well Close Rise or the males running off from the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact HMET via 101 quoting Operation Perryson, reference 13200460068, or online via

Information, particularly any relevant video content that may be in circulation, can be passed to officers via the Major Incident Public Portal, a national website where the public can securely share information with detectives. Operation Perryson can be accessed here

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

Sunday 13th September 2020

Detectives are currently investigating reports of a shooting incident, which occurred just after 1pm this afternoon (13/09) on Charlton Road in Leeds.

A 20 year-old man was located at the scene, having sustained a serious leg injury consistent with gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital for treatment and is in a stable condition.

West Yorkshire Police, Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes of Protective Services Crime said:

“Although we are currently working to establish the full circumstances of this incident, it does appear to be a targeted attack on a lone individual.

“A blue coloured car was seen in the area at the time containing a male driver and two other male passengers whom are believed to have made away on foot.

“There are live time enquiries ongoing to identify those responsible and we are working to retrieve any CCTV, dash-cam or mobile phone footage that may assist in our investigations.

“Neighbourhood Policing Team officers are also conducting enhanced patrols in the local area to provide added support and reassurance for residents.

“We will not accept this type of activity on the streets of West Yorkshire and I would urge any witnesses or anyone with information to contact us immediately.

“You can use the non-emergency number 101 or the Live Chat facility available via the Force website, quoting crime reference 892 of 13/09.

“Alternatively, you can provide details anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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