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Man taken to hospital after Bolton shooting

Shortly before 11.30am today, Friday 12 July 2019, officers were called to reports that a number of shots had been fired close to the Outline Health & Fitness Centre on Lever Street.

A man, who is believed to be in his late 20s, has been taken to hospital and the extent of his injuries isn't yet known.

A police scene remains in Lever Street as police continue with their enquiries.

Gun shots had been fired close to the Outline Health & Fitness Centre on Lever Street. Credit: MEN Media
Police inspect scene of shooting Credit: MEN Media

Superintendent Rick Jackson, from GMP’s Bolton District, said:

We believe this was a targeted shooting and we have no reason to believe there is a wider risk to the public. There is a large police presence at the scene as we continue with our enquiries and we are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or witnessed anything suspicious, to get in touch.

– Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5599 quoting reference 1217 of 12/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.