MAN SHOT IN BATLEY: Police believe attack was targeted

MAN SHOT IN BATLEY: Police believe attack was targeted

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man was shot in Batley on Monday night. 

Police were called to a petrol station on Bradford Road at 10.26pm following reports that a 23-year-old man had suffered gunshot wounds on nearby Caledonia Road.

He was taken to hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

On Tuesday, following an operation involving armed police on Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe, a 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting and is being questioned by detectives.

Caledonia Road remained cordoned off on Tuesday as detectives continue their enquiries and search the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark McManus, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: "I do not believe that this has been a random attack, with the victim being injured on Caledonian Road before he managed to run to a nearby petrol station where paramedics and police attended.

"Our enquiries remain ongoing and we are very much continuing to appeal for information. I would also seek to reassure residents that this appears to be an isolated incident, and that increased neighbourhood policing patrols will be in the area to reassure the local community."

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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