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