A MAN IS SHOT AND FIGHTS FOR HIS LIFE AFTER AN AMBUSH BY HITMEN IN SALFORD
A 27-year-old man is fighting for his life after being shot several times by hitmen on Manton Close in Higher Broughton last night.
The incident happened at around 11pm and is thought to be part of an ongoing turf war between two rival gangs over the supply of drugs in the area as well as other grievances.
There was gunshot damage to a taxi but the owner is not said to be the target and the vehicle just happened to be in the direction that shots were fired.
Several roads were closed with police cordons in the area and there remains a large police presence at the scene, additionally police have stepped up patrols around the area.
Last week police made an arrest linked to the continued gang related violence in the area which is currently subject to a section 60 order allowing officers to stop and search people.
Forensics officers have been collecting evidence from the scene
Police have said that there have been no arrests made and investigations are ongoing.
A GMP Spokesperson said:
"At around 10.55pm on Tuesday 15 September, police were called to Manton Close, Salford to reports of a firearm discharge.
"Officers attended and enquiries established that a firearm had been discharged multiple times in the street.
"One man, aged 27 years, was taken to hospital with injuries that are believed to be life threatening."
"An investigation is currently underway and no arrests have been made at this time.
"Enquiries so far have suggested that this is linked to an ongoing dispute between two local crime groups and there is no threat to the wider public.
"A scene and road closures remain in place."
Police are currently responding to an incident on Cromwell Road close to the Shell petrol station this afternoon after reports of another shooting in Salford.
Officers were called after a 39-year-old man self reported to hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot, echoing a similar incident which happened just days ago on nearby Littleton Road, when a man also self reported with a gunshot wound to his hand.
However, police are saying that both incidents are not being considered as being linked.
The area around the garage has been taped off and Cromwell Road is closed in both directions as search teams scour the area, although the garage itself is still open to the public on foot.
A spokesman for GMP said:
This makes this now the third shooting incident in Salford within a week after shots were fired at a 20-year-old cyclist in Winton.
Photo: Rob Siddall
Police officers were called at 8.15pm this evening (Saturday 14 November 2020), after a report of a firearm having been discharged on Anson Street in Winton, Eccles.
Officers remain in attendance this evening and initial inquiries suggest that a man on a bike was shot at by an occupant in a passing vehicle.
The surroundings streets have been cordoned off as police forensics scour the scene.
Police say that a 20-year-old man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
So far no arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing.
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2676 of 14/11/2020. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police were called to Kintyre Avenue in Weaste yesterday at around 5:40pm after reports of a firearms discharge.
A male in his 30's is said to have sustained non life threatening injuries during the attack.
The area remains cordoned off as police investigations take place.
Anyone with information should call 0161 856 5976 or 101 quoting incident number 1932 of 27/10/20.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.