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Police appeal after man shot in Chapeltown.

Police are investigating after a 20 year old man was shot in the hand in Chapeltown.

The incident took place at 7.30 pm yesterday evevning, at the junction of Spencer Place and Shepherd’s Lane.

The man told police that a dark dark coloured hatchback car pulled alongside him as he walked down the street before shooting him.

He has since been to hospital where he was told his injury is not life threatening. He remains in hospital getting treatment.

Searches of the scene found physical evidence which confirmed that a firearm was fired.

Police have stressed that they are not currently linking the incident to the one at Burmantofts Street last week – where a man was shot by three armed men in balaclavas – however, they do believe this was also a targeted attack on the victim.

Detective Inspector Andy Farrell, of West Yorkshire Police Firearms Prevent Team, said: “We are continuing to appeal for information in relation to the two incidents last week and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed either incident or who has any information that could assist our investigations.

We recognise that the criminal use of firearms on the streets will cause understandable concern in the community but we would like to reassure people that we have dedicated specialist officers working to identify those responsible and bring them to justice.”

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