FAMILIES in two parts of Huddersfield are living in fear after a night of shootings.
Residents in Dalton and Bradley say innocent lives are being put at risk after their streets were targeted in gun attacks on Thursday night.
A major police enquiry is underway into the two incidents, which detectives believe were linked.
Two 20-year-old Huddersfield men have already been arrested and are being held in custody.
Others are still being sought as police try to piece together what happened.
Officers were sent to Tudor Croft at Bradley just after 9pm on Thursday after a 26-year-old man turned up at hospital with gun shot wounds to his legs.
A large area from Tudor Croft to Alandale Road – covering four houses and a grassed area – was cordoned off as police searched for clues throughout the night.
Residents were not told what was happening, but were shocked to still see the police tape in place yesterday.
One man, who did not want to be named, said: “There were about eight policemen and they cordoned it all off. I didn’t have a clue what was going on.
“They seemed to be searching the pavements and grass for something in very fine detail.
“It has got much worse around here,” he added.
Then around 11.15pm, a house on North Carr, Dalton, was shot at.
Neighbours reported hearing two loud bangs before spotting the shattered windows of a semi-detached home on their street.
It was the second time the house has been shot at this year.
It also remained cordoned off yesterday.
One woman, who was too frightened to be named, said: “I heard the bang-bang and went to the front but there was no-one there.
“Then an hour later police were knocking at my door when I was in bed.
“People are too frightened to say anything because of repercussions. It could be our windows next.
“It makes us feel frightened. I feel sorry, especially for older people and those with young kids.”
Another neighbour on the street was concerned for people’s safety.
He said: “It is a serious situation and something needs to be done.
“Someone is going to get injured or killed sooner or later and it is usually the innocent people who get hurt.
“It is terrifying, I am really concerned about it.
“I don't want to know what goes on in that house but something needs to be done about it.
“We just want to move but we can’t.”
Neighbourhood policing teams were speaking to residents and offering reassurance.
A police spokesman said: “We were called to Tudor Croft following hospital reports of a man being admitted with minor gun shot wounds to his leg.
“Reports were later received of gun shots in North Carr.
“Police are investigating the possibility of links between the incidents and enquiries are ongoing.”
Anyone with information should contact Huddersfield CID on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.