Terrifying moment masked gunman blasts house with shotgun captured on Ring doorbell footage
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A doorbell camera captured the moment two men terrorised a street in the UK with a shotgun and a sledgehammer.
In the early hours of Wednesday (11 January) the disguised men brought fear to a street in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Watch the shocking Ring doorbell camera footage here:
In the video, one man can be seen slamming a door with a sledgehammer, while his accomplice loads up a shotgun.
A woman can then be heard shouting 'Get away from the house!', and the gunman can be seen firing in her direction.
This appears to shock the crook with the sledgehammer, and the pair then seem to argue among themselves.
Officers were called to Christopher Court near Thorp Garth, Idle, at 1:34am, and the area was sealed off for a forensic investigation.
It is understood that no one was hurt during the attack.
According to The Sun, one neighbour - who did not want to be named - said bangs in the night are met with fearful anticipation in the area.
"I first heard a loud bang but there were two shots," they recalled. "When I heard it I thought it was my car windows gone through.
"There were two guys on bikes hitting the door trying to get into house.
"A woman shouted out from the upstairs window asking what they were doing. One of them pulled out a gun. They didn't seem to care."
The resident continued: "After it happened a lot of the neighbours came to check on her. We have a really close community around here. We look out for each other.
"But we've had other incidents around here, so people have got Ring doorbells.
"There's never a dull moment around here. You hear a bang in the night and you wonder what's next.
"It's scary stuff. We don't sleep much."
Police said they are taking the terrifying incident 'extremely seriously'.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Holdsworth of West Yorkshire Police said: "Clearly any firearms discharge will cause some concern in the local community, and I would like to reassure members of the public that we take all firearms incidents extremely seriously and we have extensive enquiries underway to identify those responsible.
"Neighbourhood Patrols have been stepped up in the area to provide reassurance."