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Man injured in 'targeted' Bradford shooting

Scene of shooting in West Bowling
Image caption Police were called to the scene of the shooting at about 23:00 BST on Tuesday

A 27-year-old man has been treated in hospital after being injured in what police described as a "targeted" shooting in West Yorkshire.

Police in Bradford were called to the Parkway area of West Bowling at about 23:00 BST on Tuesday after reports of a man with gunshot injuries.

He is understood to be in a serious but stable condition, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Tuesday's shooting is the second in West Bowling in less than three weeks.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in Ryan Street on Monday 2 April.

'Criminal minority'

Ch Insp Damien Miller said while police were not linking the two incidents he could "fully appreciate" that local residents would be concerned.

"We share that concern," said Ch Insp Miller.

"However, I would stress that a considerable amount of work is taking place behind the scenes to trace those responsible and to directly address the motivating factor.

"These are unacceptable actions carried out by a criminal minority which in no way represent the local community."

Finding the people responsible for both shootings was an "absolute priority" for police in Bradford, he added.

Anyone with any information about either incident has been urged to contact police.

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