TWO men have been arrested following a late night shooting in which a man was injured in an inner city area of Leeds.

The men, aged 20 and 21, have both been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police were called to Carlton View in the Little London neighbourhood just after 10pm on Friday, April 23.

Officers found a grey Volkswagen Polo parked in the street which had been damaged by gunfire, and a 20-year-old man was found nearby with a suspected bullet wound on his arm.

He was treated at hospital for the injury, which was only minor, and later released.

The first man, aged 21, was arrested by police on Saturday night on suspicion of attempted murder in relation to the incident, and has since been released under investigation.

A second man, aged 20, was arrested in the early hours of today at an address in the Moortown area of Leeds and remains in custody as police continue their enquiries.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Marc Bowes said: “While our enquiries remain at a relatively early stage, we believe this has been a targeted attack on the occupants of the vehicle.

“The criminal use of firearms is always treated extremely seriously, and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances and bring those responsible to justice.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

"We understand people may have reservations and might want to give any information anonymously to Crimestoppers.

“We appreciate that an incident of this nature this will cause understandable concern in the community and we are working closely with our colleagues at Leeds District to provide suitable reassurance to residents.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team by calling 101 quoting 'Operation Peerminster' or crime reference number 13210201214.

Information can also be submitted using the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website, or given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.