Greater Manchester Police Arrest Teenager After Man Shot In The Leg

17th March 2015

A man has been arrested after a shooting in Moss Side.

This morning, 17 March 2015, a firearms warrant was executed by officers from Greater Manchester Police at an address in the Moss Side area.

As a result, a 17-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

The arrest relates to an incident that occurred shortly after 1.45pm on Monday 16 March 2015, when police were called to Great Western Street in Moss Side to reports a shot had been fired.

Firearms officers attended the scene and found that a 23-year-old man had received a gunshot wound to the leg.

The man has been taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Cunliffe, based at South Manchester division, said: "I know people were anxious and alarmed following reports that a man had been shot in our community.

"I want to reassure people that as a result of the significant inquiries officers have been making, we have this morning carried out a warrant and arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder.

"We will now be questioning that man so I hope people will understand that I cannot divulge much more details at present.

"However, it is important that our community is made aware of this arrest and of the significant policing operation we have in place both to get to the bottom of this incident and reassure residents living and working here. We will keep the community fully updated as our investigation progresses."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at South Manchester Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 4436.

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