POLICE last night remained at the scene in Bradford where two men were shot in a suspected targeted attack.

The incident in Heaton Road, Manningham, came as West Yorkshire Police revealed there have been a total of 117 gun crimes in the Bradford district between April 2016 and February this year.

Twenty five of these resulted in physical injury.

And between 2012 and 2016 there have been 433 reported gun crimes in the district which include injury to a person, property damage, or use of a firearm as a threat.

Bradford West MP Naz Shah, in whose constituency the double shooting occurred, said: “I am in regular dialogue with the police about gun issues.

“I have spoken to Acting Chief Superintendent John Morgan who assures me the police have this investigation in hand.

“He tells me he believes it is not the usual gang-related gun crime but a one-off incident.

“However, I still regard this as a major concern because we have someone on our streets with a gun who has shot two people and that is a great worry for everyone.

“If anyone knows anything about this shooting please let the police know.

“I am very concerned about the number of shootings but even one shooting is one too many.”

The men, who were shot at about 10.30pm on Tuesday, were both taken to a hospital in Leeds. A relative said one of the men was 21, with the other also understood to be in his 20s.

A police spokesman said their injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

A short time later a burned out vehicle was found nearby and is believed to be linked to incident. It has been recovered by police for forensic tests.

Cordons remained at the junctions of Heaton Road with Rose Street and Springcliffe Streets for much of yesterday as forensic experts carried out a detailed search.

An investigative officer was also at the scene of the crime as police worked at putting a picture together of the sequence of events.

An area of broken glass, believed to be from a car window damaged during the incident, could be seen.

The grandfather of one of the victims said he feels “sick” at what has happened. Mohammed Aslam, 64, said his grandson Rohid Ali, 21, has been taken to hospital in Leeds where he underwent surgery yesterday.

Mr Aslam said: “I’m feeling very sick, and very bad.

“They’ve taken him for an operation, I don’t know how he is doing at the moment.

“Someone rang me at about 10.30pm, when I went down and saw the police, somebody told me ‘it’s your grandson, they have taken him to hospital’.

“He’s a good lad.”

A family member, who lives in Morningside near the cordon, said Mr Ali’s parents were at the hospital but had no update on his condition.

Councillor Shabir Hussain (Lab, Manningham) said: “It’s a very serious issue. There should be zero tolerance for guns, I don’t know why people have guns in a civilised society.

“I don’t know where they get this from. They have got to be stopped, people should not be in fear of guns in this community.

“I know there’s limited resources, but we need more police on the streets.

“Gun culture has to be stopped.”

Cllr Hussain pleaded for anyone with information to contact the police.

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan, of the force’s Firearms Prevent Team, said: “Inquiries are at an early stage, but we believe this to be a targeted attack and there is not thought to be a wider risk to the public.

“I would urge anyone who was in the area at about 10.30pm on Tuesday who may have seen anything suspicious to contact us either on 101, or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”