FOUR men were injured after gun terror hit the streets of Fartown.
Armed police, backed by the force helicopter, swooped on Bradford Road late on Saturday afternoon. Click on the small picture to view a picture gallery from the scene.Related content
Locals had reported hearing three gunshots and when officers arrived on the scene they found two men with injuries.
Both were taken to hospital. Later it emerged two others had also received hospital treatment and officers linked the two incidents.
None of the injuries were said to be life-threatening.
Police said the details of what happened were still unclear but all four men had various injuries, including gunshot wounds.
West Yorkshire’s Assistant Chief Constable Craig Guildford said: “Thankfully incidents like this are extremely rare in West Yorkshire, but where they do happen we always carry out a thorough and detailed investigation.
“We have already arrested three men aged 31, 26 and 25 in connection with the incident.
“They were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and possession of a firearm and remain in police custody.
“I would urge any witnesses to what happened to come forward.”
A large stretch of Bradford Road was closed off after police swooped at 3.41pm on Saturday.
Police activity centred on the Slick Cutz barber’s shop in Bradford Road at the junction with Eleanor Street.
Staff and customers in nearby shops and business premises were told to stay inside until police could take statements.
Officers threw a cordon around the scene and people were held back for several hours, with anxious relatives phoning them for news of what was happening.
Police have not revealed any motive for the attack. Yesterday police tape surrounded the barber’s shop and white-suited forensic officers were carrying out a painstaking examination of the premises.
The glass door of the shop had been smashed and broken glass was strewn across the pavement.
The shutter above the door was partially lowered and appeared to be twisted.
Two police officers stood protecting the scene.
Police have appealed for witnesses and have moved to reassure the Fartown community.
Neighbourhood Policing Team officers were carrying out high-profile patrols in the area.
Imran Hussain, whose family run the Javid Supermarket in Bradford Road, was caught up in the drama.
The shop was closed for about five hours and staff and customers had to stay until 9pm while police took statements.
Mr Hussain, 24, said no-one knew what had happened but people had reported gunshots.
Any witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.