Murder hunt after second man dies following shooting at "unplanned event" in Manchester
Police have launched a murder investigation after a second man died following a shooting at an "unplanned event" in Manchester.
Detectives say the incident took place after a separate community event in Moss Side.
Police say the two victims, aged in their 20s and 30s, had gone to hospital with gunshot wounds early this morning.
A cordon is in place surrounding a residential courtyard between Caythorpe Street, Broadfield Road and Bowes Street.
A forensic tent partially covered a Skoda car, with litter strewn across the ground including bottles of alcohol and canisters of laughing gas, also known as "hippy crack".
Hundreds of people appeared to be shown on Snapchat footage at a gathering on Saturday night.
Videos posted at around 11.30pm at the junction of Caythorpe Road, Broadfield Road and Bowes Street, show a sea of people dancing to music.
There is an increased police presence in the Moss Side area.
No arrests have been made and a scene remains in place.
Detective Inspector Andrew Butterworth said: “Firstly, our thoughts are with the victims’ loved ones, who are understandably devastated. Specialist officers are doing everything they can to support them at this time.
“A thorough and fast-paced investigation is already well underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and arrest those responsible. As we speak, dedicated teams of officers are carrying out house to house enquiries and reviewing CCTV.
“We are aware that, a number of hours before this incident, there was a community event in Moss Side. This event was attended by Greater Manchester Police along with local people and partner agencies – it was not an illegal rave and it had concluded prior to this incident. It does appear that the incident took place at what we believe was an unplanned event near to the location of the earlier community event.
“We know that there were a number of people in the area at the time and, if they haven’t already, I appeal directly to them or anyone else with information, photographs of videos which may aid our investigation to contact police straight away.
“The local community will be devastated to learn about this tragic loss of life, we are working hard to try and reassure the community, talking to people and trying to offer some reassurance. We know that the impact on young people in particular will be significant and will be working with Manchester City Council to help people who have been traumatised by this terrible crime”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6777 quoting 221 of 21/06/20 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Any photos or videos should be uploaded to email@example.com. This can be done anonymously.