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Man dies after shots fired in Clayton and Droylsden

A man has died after shots were fired at two houses in Clayton and Droylsden. Photo: PA

A man has died after shots were fired at two houses in Clayton and Droylsden.

Police discovered the man shortly after 10.30am this morning after being called to an address in Clayton, following reports of gunshots.

A short time later, at 10.39am, police received reports that shots had been fired at an address in Droylsden.

Extra officers are currently being deployed to both areas, including armed response officers.

Police say it's not known whether the incidents are linked or whether anyone else has been injured.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, said: “Tragically, a man has lost his life and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

“These incidents will understandably cause a lot of anxiety and upset and our primary focus is to ensure the safety of those in the local communities and the wider public of Greater Manchester. "

“I want to reassure everyone that extra officers are being deployed in the area, including specialist firearms officers and at this time we do not believe there to be a threat to the wider public.

“We will have a notable presence in the coming hours and days should anyone wish to come and talk to us, either to share any concerns or provide any information about what has happened.

– Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan

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