Police launch murder investigation after man, 26, is shot dead in Huddersfield 

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said.

Police officers were called to Ripon Avenue in Fartown, north of the town centre, after 9pm on Saturday and found a 26-year-old man who had been injured in a shooting.

Despite emergency services rushing the victim to hospital, he was pronounced dead a short while later. 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody, West Yorkshire police said. 

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, 26, was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said. Pictured: Police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, 26, was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said. Pictured: Police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, 26, was shot and killed in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire police have said. Pictured: Police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue, Fartown

A police cordon was in place on Ripon Avenue and Cawthorne Avenue this morning while officers continued their investigations.

A resident has claimed he heard two large bangs at 9.10pm last night followed by a man calling for help.

His uncle went outside and claims he discovered a man in a white car had been shot on Ripon Avenue. 

The 23-year-old local told Yorkshire Live: ‘I was watching TV when it happened and so I paused it so I could hear better.

‘I could hear a man shouting for help – “help me, help me”.

 ‘My uncle went out to help and there was this guy in a white car who had been shot.

‘He stayed with him until some more people came to help. He’s a bit shaken up by what happened.’

Police officers were called to Ripon Avenue in Fartown, north of the town centre, after 9pm on Saturday and found a 26-year-old man who had been injured in a shooting. Pictured: A police officer next to the police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue by Ripon Avenue

Police officers were called to Ripon Avenue in Fartown, north of the town centre, after 9pm on Saturday and found a 26-year-old man who had been injured in a shooting. Pictured: A police officer next to the police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue by Ripon Avenue

Police officers were called to Ripon Avenue in Fartown, north of the town centre, after 9pm on Saturday and found a 26-year-old man who had been injured in a shooting. Pictured: A police officer next to the police cordon in Cawthorne Avenue by Ripon Avenue

A statement from the force read: ‘Police have launched a murder investigation in Huddersfield after a man died last night.

‘Officers were called to Ripon Avenue, Fartown at 21:09 to reports a man had been injured in a shooting.

‘A 26 year old man was taken to hospital but died a short while later.

‘A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in Police custody at this time.

‘A number of roads are closed in the area whilst Police carry out extensive enquiries.

‘Neighbourhood Policing patrols have been stepped up in the area.

‘Anyone with any information or who witnesses anything suspicious last night in the Fartown area is asked to contact the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101 or use the contact us options at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contactus quoting crime reference 13200634445’

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