Police Appeal After Salford Shooting

13th August 2015

Police are investigating after a man was shot in the hip in Salford.

At around 6:15pm on Wednesday 12 August 2015, police were called to an address on Normanton Avenue, Weaste to reports that a man had been shot.

Officers attended and found a 33-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his hip.

The man was subsequently taken to hospital and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

An investigation has been launched into the incident and enquiries are at a very early stage.

Police are looking into the possibility that this incident is linked to the fatal shooting of Paul Massey in Clifton on Sunday 26 July 2015.

Police patrols in the area have been increased and will remain in place to try and prevent further offences from taking place and offer reassurance to the public.

Salford Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said: "An investigation into this incident has been launched but I would like to stress that enquiries are at a very early stage.

"We are looking into the possibility that this incident is connected with the murder of Paul Massey and as such we currently have two specialised Major Incident Teams working tirelessly to identify and prosecute those responsible for these offences.

"As I have said previously, I believe that the answer to what happened to Paul Massey and now this incident lie within the community and I would like to urge anybody with information to come forward.

"Please don't attempt to take the law into your own hands and get involved, leave that to the police as it is what we are here to do.

"I would like to stress that any information given to police will be treated in the strictest confidence or alternatively if people would prefer complete anonymity when passing on information then Crimestoppers is available.

"In the meantime we have dedicated extra patrols to Salford to try and prevent further incidents from taking place and also offer reassurance to the community that incidents like this will not be tolerated. If anybody has any concerns then please talk to our officers, these patrols will remain in place 24 hours a day for the foreseeable future."

Anybody with information should contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

For more information visit www.gmp.police.uk


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