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Appeal for information after shots were fired


Police are appealing for information after shots were fired in Newton Heath.

At around 5.15pm on Friday 13 April 2018, police were called to reports of shots fired near to Scotland Hall Road.

A teenage boy suffered a number of gunshot wounds. He is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

A scene has been established on Scotland Hall Road while enquiries into this incident continue.

Two boys aged 16 and 14 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in custody for questioning.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to get in touch with police.

Detective Inspector Claire McGuire of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “A young man has been left with serious injuries as a result of this incident and that is why it’s vital that we find the people responsible.

“While we’ve made two arrests, we are in the early stages of the investigation and our enquiries into the full circumstances around how this man came to be shot continues.

“It is important that members of the public who can help us to identify those who were at the scene at the time of the shooting contact police.

“People in the area will see increased patrols, and I’d urge anyone with detail that could help our investigation, or with any concerns, to speak to these officers directly.

“Information can be shared with our local team on 0161 856 1146 quoting incident number 1561 of 13 April 2018.”

Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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