Today, West Yorkshire Police apprehended a 21-year-old individual under the suspicion of attempted murder connected to the shooting incident involving an 18-year-old male in Leeds.

The arrest transpired as a result of a targeted operation executed by officers across various locations in Leeds.

This operation was conducted as part of an ongoing inquiry led by the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, relating to the occurrence on Wykebeck Avenue that transpired on July 27.

The victim sustained a gunshot injury to his leg, which necessitated surgical intervention.

Additionally, two more individuals, a 24-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, were taken into custody on suspicion of aiding an individual involved in the crime.

As of now, the detained individuals are in custody, while investigations are actively progressing.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Tom Hilyer said: “The criminal use of firearms on the streets is something that we will always treat extremely seriously, and today’s arrests should demonstrate how we are progressing our investigation.

“The victim was shot and very seriously injured, and we are treating the incident as attempted murder.

“We are continuing to carry out extensive enquiries into this incident and would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed any aspect of it or who has any information that could assist in bringing those responsible to justice.”

The offenders used a stolen white Audi Q5 which was seen being driven at speed on the B6159 Selby Road, near to the junction with the A64 York Road, immediately after the incident which happened at about 2pm.

The car was then abandoned and set alight in Thorn Terrace, Gipton.

Officers would still like to hear from witnesses, particularly anyone with relevant CCTV, phone or dashcam footage, which shows the Audi being driven in the Wykebeck area or being abandoned in Thorn Terrace.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 quoting crime reference 13230418054 or online at

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