POLICE have confirmed a man was shot in Holme Wood yesterday.

Armed police cordoned off Grayswood Crescent on Sunday after officers received reports of a 'firearms discharge' in the street.

A man was found with gun shot wounds and was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious, but not life threatening.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to Grayswood Crescent, Bradford, shortly before 11.30am yesterday (Sunday, April 14) to a report that a man had been shot.

"Officers attended and a man was found at the location with injuries consistent with a firearms discharge. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where he is being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

"If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information which could help the ongoing investigation into this offence they are asked to call the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101, quoting crime reference 13190192842."


Ward Councillor Alan Wainwright (Labour, Tong) was quick to express his disbelief at what had happened yesterday.

He said: "All I can tell you is that it was a firearms discharge and police are making enquiries.

"But I've said it before, one firearms discharge is one too many.

"I almost expect this now, but with a lot of people having been locked up recently, I thought it might have calmed down in Holme Wood.

"It seems not. We even had a police helicopter at the incident for about an hour too."