Suspects fired gun at Wakefield home in targeted attack

Three suspects fired a gun at the door of a Wakefield home before fleeing in a car that was later found burnt out.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 12:43 pm

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information on the incident, which took place on Radcliffe Road, Wakefield, at around 3.04am today (Thursday, August 13).

It is believed that three male suspects arrived at the property in a Silver Vauxhall, which was later found burned out.

A police scene remains in place while forensic examinations take place.

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Three suspects fired a gun at the door of a Wakefield home before fleeing in a car that was later found burnt out. Photo: Google Maps

Detective Inspector Sarah Burton of West Yorkshire’s Firearms Prevent Team said: "Our investigation is at an early stage but we believe this has been a targeted attack.

"This incident will understandably cause concern in the local community and there are increased high visibility patrols in the area to offer reassurance.

"The discharge of any firearm is extremely serious and extensive enquiries are underway to find all of those responsible.

"Thankfully no one has been injured in this incident.

"I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information to contact officers."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or use the contact us options at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting crime reference 13200406208

Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.