The gun crime figures paint a grim picture.
West Yorkshire Police officers are fighting an uphill battle in Leeds and across the region.
The force saw the number of firearm offences hit a nine-year high in 2016/17 when 439 were recorded, and the number of firearms seized between 2014 and 2017 rose by a staggering 80 per cent.
But it only takes the use of a single bullet from one of these firearms to ruin many lives.
Families in the likes of Harehills and Chapeltown have been devastated in recent years, by shootings that have claimed the lives of their loved ones.
Victims such as beloved father-of-one Christopher Lewis have lost their lives and their families are left to endure years of trauma and suffering.
Many of the shootings are over in a matter of seconds, but the irreversible damage they cause can never be forgotten.
Here are some of the high-profile shootings that have shaken the city in recent years and made a lasting impact.
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