Top-level meetings were taking place yesterday after reports of a firearm being discharged on a Bradford street.
Police were called to Aireville Road, Frizinghall, just after 8pm on Tuesday, following reports of a disturbance involving a firearm.
Officers found a silver Honda Civic with its windows shattered and windscreen damaged. It is thought nobody was with the car when they arrived and there were no reports of anyone being injured.
Police sealed off the area, near to the junction with Midland Road, while forensic examinations of the car and scene took place. It is believed that no evidence that firearms were used has been found and it is thought the damage was caused by other means.
Senior police officers, councillors and mosque leaders were involved in talks yesterday and condemned the incident.
Councillor Mohammad Shabbir (Respect, Heaton), said: “This is very unusual for Frizinghall which is normally a very calm area. There are meetings taking place, but it is a police matter and they are on the ball.”
Councillor Imdad Hussain (Independent, Heaton) said he had spoken to other councillors and mosque leaders about the incident. He urged anyone with information to contact police.
Coun Hussain said: “It’s obviously not the sort of thing that we want in Bradford. Incidents like this seem to be cropping up every month.
“We try to speak to youngsters to say it’s not the sort of thing they need to be getting involved in.
“It’s worrying when any incident like this happens.
“Let’s hope the police can get to the bottom of it and bring those who are guilty to account.
“I appeal to anyone with knowledge about this to come forward and speak to the police.”
Police confirmed they were called to Aireville Road following reports of a disturbance between several men in the street. Officers attended and found a vehicle which had been damaged.
A spokesman said: “No-one is believed to have been hurt in the incident. Police are treating this as a targeted attack.
“Three local men, aged between 17 and 20, were arrested on suspicion of affray, and remain in custody.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Airedale and North Bradford CID on 101.