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Man injured in shooting

A man suffered serious injuries after being shot in the leg.

Shortly after 7.30pm yesterday, a 30-year-old man was dropped off at North Manchester General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was taken to hospital by someone in a dark coloured Citroen car, which did not remain at the scene.

An investigation by GMP’s Major Incident Team into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the shooting has been launched. The man remains in a stable condition in hospital.

We are in the very early stages of our investigation, which will seek to determine who shot this person and why. “At this moment in time our focus is on finding those who dropped him off at the hospital and identifying where this occurred.

– Detective Superintendent Serena Kennedy, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Search for men over shooting in Liverpool

Three men caught on CCTV after the shooting Credit: Merseyside Police

Police are hunting three men, captured on CCTV after a shooting in Toxteth.

Detectives believe they fired shots at two other men, last Friday lunchtime. No one was injured. A car was damaged.

The three men left the scene, on Roseberry Street, on foot after the shooting. The other two men left on bikes.

Officers arrested eight people in the aftermath, seizing firearms, drugs and cash. All those questioned were released on bail.

Police say Toxteth shooting was targeted

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in Toxteth. Officers found a man in a taxi with gunshot wounds to the leg after they were called to Princes Avenue last night. He's being treated in hospital. The area remans cordoned off and house to house enquiries are underway.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and at the moment the motive for the shooting is unknown, although it is believed to be targeted. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw, or heard anything, which may help us with our inquiries to contact us. Merseyside Police is relentless in its pursuit of those involved in gun crime and we will act on information we receive."

– Detective Inspector Tom Keaton, Merseyside Police


Man shot in 'targeted attack' in Salford

A man is in hospital after being shot in what police think was a targeted attack in Salford. Police were called to Westray Crescent, Salford last night to find the 20 year old. The man was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound. His injuries are not life threatening.

Officers say a short time later a car failed to stop for police on Adelphi Street. Police pursued three men, aged 18, 19 and 19, who were in the car – which is an outstanding stolen VW Polo - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

All three remain in police custody for questioning.

A young man appears to have been deliberately targeted by offenders armed with a gun, but thankfully his injuries are not life threatening.

We are committed to robustly and meticulously investigating this incident in order to identify and bring to justice those responsible.

“We have dedicated officers and resources spread across the borough that are being utilised to identify and bring to justice those who use weapons to commit crime and intimidate residents.

– Superintendent Wayne Miller

Teenager shot in Bootle

A 16 year old has been shot in Bootle on Merseyside. Emergency services were called to Monfa Road at around 5pm yesterday afternoon to reports that a teenage boy had been shot.

On arrival officers found a 16-year-old male with pellet injuries to his right hand and upper thigh. His injuries are not life threatening.

Police say the victim is not co-operating with the police and detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information to come forward.

Shots fired in Liverpool

Detectives are investigating after reports of shots were fired in Fazakerley on Tuesday.

Officers were called to Warbreck Moor, around 10pm and discovered damage to a front window of the house that has been confirmed to be consistent with a firearms discharge.

No-one was in the property at the time of the incident and no-one has been injured.

A 37-year-old man from Walton has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and remains in police custody for questioning.

Shots fired in north Manchester

Shots have been fired at a van in north Manchester. Officers were called to the junction of Holland Road and Arden Road in Crumpsall following reports of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival they found an Iveco van on Arden Road and had gunshot damage to the windscreen and a door.

Superintendent Neil Bhole said: “We are at the early stages in our inquiries but I want to stress immediately that nobody has been injured and we have no indication that this is connected to yesterday’s tragic events.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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