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Murder investigation after shooting in Ashton-under-Lyne

Enquiries are ongoing. Photo: MEN Media

Three men have been arrested after a shooting in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Police were called to Birch Street at 4:50pm on Wednesday June 13. A man in his 30s was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody for questioning.

A cordon was put in place on Birch Street and Pellham Street.

Police patrols have been increased in the area. Credit: MEN Media

Enquiries are ongoing.

Tragically, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man lost his life shortly after this horrific incident and we have specially trained officers supporting his family at this unimaginably difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow

Police patrols have been increased in the area and local people are being urged to approach them if they have any queries or concerns.

GMP’s Major Incident Team added “If you have any information that could assist our enquiries or if you saw anything suspicious around the time of the attack, please get in touch as a matter of urgency.”

  • call police on 101, quoting incident number 1592 of 13/06/2018
  • call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111