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Police were called just after 8am on Thursday 19 November 2020 after a report of a 39-year-old man attending hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot.

The shooting took place earlier that morning around 5am, near to Cromwell Road in Salford.

Detectives launched an investigation and yesterday (Monday 21 December 2020) officers executed a firearms warrant at an address in Salford and arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of section 18 assault, firearm offences and money laundering.

He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Five further firearms warrants were executed in Salford and Lancashire in relation to the investigation.

Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield, of GMP's Salford CID, said:



"We are treating this very seriously and a team of officers are working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident.

"We have made great strides in this investigation, which is thanks to the hard work of our detectives on the case, and the support of officers who helped to execute the warrant.

"However, our work does not stop here, and I would encourage anyone with information about this shooting to get in touch with us as soon as you can, as your information could be vital."


Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5290 or 101 quoting incident number 552 of 19/11/2020. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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