Page last updated at 19:34 GMT, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 20:34 UK

Shooting suspect 'still in area'

Ernest Wright
Ernest Wright was convicted in 1973 of murder and served 26 years

A man wanted by police over a double shooting is a convicted killer who could still be in the Bradford area, a senior officer has said.

Ernest Wright, 67, has been on the run since 44-year-old Neville Corby, a father-of-two, was found dead at a house on Ashbourne Road on Monday.

Mr Corby's 31-year-old partner, who was shot in the chest, is in hospital.

Det Supt Chris Thompson said Wright may be in the Bradford area and should not be approached.

Police said Wright was convicted of murder in 1973 and served 26 years in jail.

He was released on licence in 1999.

Mr Thompson said he wanted to speak to Wright and said anyone with information should come forward.

He said: "We are aware of a number of domestic incidents over the weekend which we believe are related to the shooting.

Neville Corby
Mr Corby was found dead at the house

"I believe that Mr Wright may continue to be in the Bradford area and I would appeal for anyone who has information to contact the police as a matter of urgency."

West Yorkshire detectives also want to hear about the movement of a blue Vauxhall Astra stolen from the man who survived the shooting and later abandoned a mile away.

Wright is thought to be driving a black Mitsubishi Shogun vehicle with the registration number J264 RJC.



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