Firearms Discharge - Greater Manchester

7th November 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses to a firearm discharge in Cheetham Hill.

At around 12.30am on Friday 6 November 2015, an offender approached the rear of a house on Narbuth Drive, Cheetham Hill, and fired shots through the window of a first floor bedroom.

A 28-year-old man was treated at the scene for minor cuts to his hands. These injuries are not thought to have been caused by the firearm discharge.

Detective Inspector Christopher Flint said: "First and foremost I would like to try and reassure the public that this is believed to have been an isolated incident committed against a specific, targeted, individual.

"I do not believe there to be a threat to the wider community.

"With that being said, this is obviously a serious crime which will undoubtedly raise concerns in the area and we are dedicating substantial resources to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

"The public can assist us in this aim, however, by coming forward if they have any information which they believe may help the investigation.

"If you were in the area at the time of the attack, or saw anything suspicious in the early hours of this morning, please call police as a matter of urgency."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 061115/124 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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