Masked gunman shoots victim point-blank on residential Yorkshire street in Wild West Britain

A masked gunman shoots his victim at point-blank range at dawn on a quiet residential street in the most shocking image yet from ‘Wild West Britain’.

Seconds later the gunman had fled the scene in suburban Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in a van. Police believe the shooting was a ‘targeted attack’ and yesterday released shocking images from a resident’s CCTV camera as they hunted the gunman.

It is just one more sickening incident in a wave of violent crime sweeping the country.

Terror: A masked gunman opens fire in Huddersfield

In a separate incident, shots were fired early yesterday outside South Woodford Tube station in North East London.

Also yesterday a schoolboy appeared in court accused of seven robberies in an hour-long spree in London while on the back of a moped. The 14-year-old allegedly punched one victim in the head to get him to hand over his smartphone.

He was remanded into the care of Haringey Council but will live at his parents’ home under curfew.

After Friday’s shooting in Huddersfield, residents told how they were woken at 4.40 am by the sound of gunshots and the screams of the 32-year-old victim, who is believed to live locally.

One said: ‘There was someone giving him first aid, applying pressure to a leg wound. It took about 45 minutes for the ambulance to arrive. He had lost a lot of blood.’ The victim is now in a stable condition in hospital.

On Friday afternoon, a 16-year-old schoolboy was stabbed in South-West London. A gun was later found at the scene. The victim was taken to hospital by air ambulance. Two teenagers and a 58-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Victim: Zofija Kaczan died after she was mugged in the street 

Victim: Zofija Kaczan died after she was mugged in the street 

Later on Friday, a woman in her 30s had acid thrown at her while she was walking along a busy street in Brentford, East London. A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

On Friday night, a three-year-old girl was found dead at her home in the Rhondda valley, South Wales.

Amelia-Brooke Harris’s death is being treated as ‘unexplained’ by police. Her 37-year-old mother was taken into custody for questioning.

On Thursday night, a 21-year-old man was shot dead in Netherton, Merseyside.

On Monday, comedian Michael McIntyre was robbed of his £15,000 Rolex watch by a group of moped riders while he was picking up his son outside a London school.

Separately, Polish-born Arthur Waszkiewicz, 39, was charged yesterday with manslaughter following the mugging of a 100-year-old woman in Derby. He was remanded in custody.

Zofija Kaczan died in hospital on Wednesday after being attacked last month and her handbag snatched.