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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.

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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.

Man arrested after Liverpool shooting

Merseyside Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Toxteth on Saturday. A 20-year-old man from Toxeth is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm. He is currently in police custody and will be questioned by detectives later today.

The 18 year old was shot in the back at the junction of Kingsley and Eversley road at just before 1am on Sunday morning. He's critically ill in hospital. Click here for more.

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