A 24-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a young mum who suffered two gunshot wounds to her stomach at her Bradford home.
Hasan Khan, of Brassey Terrace, West Bowling
, who has also been charged with firearms offences, appeared at Bradford and Keighley
He was remanded in custody and will appear before a judge at Bradford Crown Court on Monday, June 2.
The 22-year-old woman, named in court as Ashleigh McPherson, remained in hospital last night for treatment to her wound,s following the shooting at her home in Longfield Drive, East Bowling
, at about 3.10pm on Friday.
Prosecutor Paul Ramsey said Miss McPherson had been in the garden and went back into the house after hearing a loud bang and was subsequently shot.
He said: “After hearing a loud bang, Ashleigh went from the garden towards the front door of the house. Two shots were fired. There were significant injuries to Ashleigh.”
Miss McPherson, whose seven-year-old daughter was in the house at the time, suffered serious stomach injuries and was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary
Khan appeared in the dock wearing a navy blue round neck T-shirt and dark denim jeans for the 40-minute long hearing.
His solicitor, Shazad Ali, told the court he would be pleading not guilty to both charges.
Khan and a woman were arrested by armed officers on Blackpool Promenade on Saturday morning after the black Vauxhall Corsa they were in was boxed in by police vehicles.
The 25-year-old woman, of Preston, Lancashire, who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession of heroin, has been bailed pending further inquiries.
A 17-year-old girl and 20-year-old man, both also from the Lancashire area, who were arrested during the police investigation have been released without charge.
Police said yesterday Miss McPherson was in a stable condition in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery.
Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.