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Saturday, 15 April, 2000, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
Man dies in fifth Leeds shooting

Police are investigating a spate of shootings in Leeds
A man has been killed and a teenager is recovering in hospital after a shooting in Leeds.

Frank Birley, 33, was shot in the Meanwood area of the city, at just before 2315 BST on Friday.

West Yorkshire police said he was taken to hospital but died shortly after arriving. A 17-year-old youth was also taken to hospital where his condition was described as stable.

It is the fifth shooting in Leeds in five weeks and the second fatality.

Incidents 'possibly linked'

A police spokeswoman said detectives were considering the possibility that the incidents were linked.

On 11 March a doorman was hit in the leg during a drive-by shooting in Moortown.

Four days later Craig Mirfield, 34, was killed in his car as he tried to escape a gunman in Gipton.

On 17 March a man was injured after being shot in Chapeltown and on 27 March a man was shot in a house in Seacroft.

The scene of Friday's shooting remains sealed off by police, who are appealing for information about a man seen running in the area in an "agitated state" shortly after the incident.

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