Wakefield shooting: This is everything we know so far after shots were fired on Lupset estate

Police in Wakefield are investigating an attack on a house in Lupset, after shots were fired at a property overnight.

Thursday, 13th August 2020, 5:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th August 2020, 5:26 pm
Police in Wakefield are investigating an attack on a house in Lupset, after shots were fired at a property overnight.

Police were called shortly after 3am to reports that a gun had been discharged on Radcliffe Road, Lupset.

It is believed that three male suspects approached the property in a silver Vauxhall and shot at the door of a property on the street.

The suspects then fled the scene, and their vehicle was later found burned out.

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Eyewitnesses reported a large police presence in the area in the aftermath of the attack, including the police helicopter.

Detectives investigating the scene remained on site throughout the day, and said they suspected the attack may have been targeted.

Visiting the scene, a reporter for the Express said police had taped off a number of houses, including one with what appeared to be a bullet hole in the front door.

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 online chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting crime reference 13200406208

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