A man has been taken to hospital with a leg wound after worshippers at a mosque in Undercliffe reported hearing gunshots in a street nearby.

The incident is understood not to be related to terrorism or racially motivated.

The man, in his 20s, is not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

A witness said gunshots were heard while prayers were taking place at the Jamia Abu Hanifa Mosque in Undercliffe at around 2pm today.

He said when worshippers left the mosque to see what had happened, emergency vehicles filled Heath Road, and a man could be seen laying in the road.

He said: "I saw lots of police and a man laying on the floor who had been shot.

"We heard the gunshot while we were inside praying.

"There was an ambulance and about five police vehicles including two riot vans on the scene, and police are still here now.

"A lot of the people living round here are living in fear.

"I have been told three men in balaclavas pulled up in a car and shot a man.

"It is lucky there were no children or elders in the street who could have been injured."

A total of three police vans and one police car were parked up on Undercliffe Street.

A number of streets were cordoned off of Friday afternoon as detectives conducted door to door enquiries on Heath Road and Undercliffe Street. Neighbouring Hustler Street was also partly cordoned off.

Residents in those streets were told not to leave their homes via their front doors, as they were within the police cordon zone.

A resident spoke of being scared of any potential repeat attacks following the incident.

Allah Ditta, 40, of Heath Road, said: "I didn't hear anything.

"I've just heard that somebody has been shot.

"It's really bad. It makes me scared, you never know when it might happen again."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to Undercliffe Street, Bradford at about 1.57pm today following a report of gunshots. 

"Officers attended and found a male in his twenties with a leg wound. 

"The injury is not believed to be life threatening and he has been taken to hospital for further treatment. 

"Enquiries are continuing at the scene although the injury is believed to be consistent with that of a firearms discharge.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Bradford CID on 101, quoting log 984 of today."