Mum, 22, shot twice in stomach in front of young child at her Bradford home

UPDATE: Mum, 22, shot twice in stomach in front of young child

Police at the scene of the shooting

The house where the shooting occurred

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A 24-year-old man was today being quizzed by detectives after a young mum was shot twice in the stomach in front of her young child at her Bradford home.

The suspect was arrested in Lancashire yesterday on suspicion of attempted murder and firearms offences following the shooting in Longfield Drive, East Bowling, on Friday afternoon.

Two other men and a woman were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The 22-year-old woman remains in hospital where she is being treated for serious but not life threatening stomach injuries.

The child who was with her was not injured.

It is understood they were inside the house when shots were fired through windows in the front door and the kitchen.   

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Milsom, of West Yorkshire Police, said last night: "Inquiries began immediately to trace a man we wanted to speak to in connection with the incident and we worked through the night with our colleagues in Lancashire Police.

"A 24-year-old man was today arrested and two other men and a woman have also been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. All were arrested in Lancashire."

"People in the communities we serve can be safe in the knowledge that we treat firearms incidents extremely seriously.

“As soon as the call came in about this incident we immediately dispatched officers, including armed response officers, to the scene to offer a reassuring presence and investigate what happened.”

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