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.
Three men were arrested in Lower Kersal earlier today (Thursday 26 November 2020) after morning warrants as part of an investigation into the shooting of a man last week.
The men - aged 35, 33 and 28 - are being held in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
The action comes after a man was shot in the hand during what is believed to be a road-rage incident on Littleton Road in Salford on Tuesday 17 November.
A 38-year-old man self-presented to hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand at around 7.20pm that evening and was discharged following treatment the next day.
Detectives have been thoroughly investigating the circumstances behind the incident, which is understood to have occurred after a dispute between two vehicles.
One of the vehicles believed to have been involved was found burnt-out on nearby Whit Lane and recovered in evidence.
The incident is not believed to be linked to two other firearm discharges that occurred that same week - on Anson Street on Saturday 14 November, and near Cromwell Road on Thursday 19 November.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are still ongoing into those incidents.
There has been an increase in high-visibility patrols in response to the incidents and the public are, as ever, encouraged to speak to them with any concerns they may have, with the knowledge information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Officers from GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford were in Kersal last Friday (20 November) in the fourth of a series of action days aimed at disrupting criminal activity in the district.
A shotgun cartridge and 11 9mm bullets were recovered during the search and are still being forensically examined.
Detective Inspector Tom Willis, of GMP's Salford division, said:
If you have any information please call police directly on 0161 856 3777. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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 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.