West Yorkshire Police is making an earnest appeal to the public for their cooperation in an ongoing investigation following a shooting incident in Leeds. The Homicide and Major Enquiry Team is seeking witnesses or individuals who may possess any footage related to a car that was observed being driven recklessly.
The vehicle in question is a White Audi Q5, which was reportedly seen speeding on the B6159 Selby Road, near the junction of the A64 York Road, at approximately 2 pm on Thursday, July 27. This incident occurred shortly after the authorities received a report of a male being shot in the Wykebeck Avenue area of Leeds.
The shooting incident was reported at 2.11 pm, and the victim, an 18-year-old male, sustained a serious leg injury while in a tunnel under the road. Medical attention is currently being provided to the victim, who remains hospitalised.
The suspects involved are believed to have fled in the aforementioned white Audi Q5, which was subsequently found burnt out on Thorn Terrace, raising further concerns for public safety.
The police are urging anyone with information or potential evidence related to the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation. Any piece of information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could prove crucial in helping the authorities apprehend those responsible and bring them to justice.
DI Tom Hilyer of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “A number of active enquiries are continuing into this serious incident in Leeds by detectives today. Firearms crime is always treated as a priority offence and we fully realise the concern any such incident causes in communities.
“We have recovered a white Audi linked to the crime and would very much like to hear from anyone who has dashcam or any other footage of that car being driven in the Wykebeck area just after the shooting, or being abandoned on Thorn Terrace.
“We also continue to appeal for information from anyone who witnessed or has information about the shooting, which the victim continues to be treated for.
“Anyone who can assist with enquiries is asked to contact HMET on 101 referencing crime number 13230418054.
“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. “