Police Reappeal For Information After Man Shot In The Leg

11th March 2015

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a man was shot in the leg in Longsight.

Around 11.55pm on Saturday 7 March 2015, a 29-year-old man was shot on Northmoor Road, Longsight.

He went to hospital some hours later and police were then called to the hospital shortly before 3.30am on Sunday 8 March, where officers discovered the man had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

The man still remains in hospital, however his injuries are not life-threatening.

As part of the investigation, a further scene has been identified on Rainforth Street in Longsight and officers are currently searching the street for any forensic evidence. Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Cunliffe said: "I understand there may be people in the community who have information about what happened but for whatever reason are reluctant to come forward.

"I want to stress that we are treating this as an attempted murder. A gun was fired and as a result, the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his leg. Thankfully he was not seriously injured but we all know the devastating effects guns can have.

"Given the seriousness of this incident I would therefore ask that anyone who does have information come forward because you could be crucial to helping us get a firearm off the streets where it can do no more harm. Extra patrols have been drafted into the area to provide reassurance to the community.

"If you do have information, you can also contact Crimestoppers in complete confidence."

Anyone with information should call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4223 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more information visit www.gmp.police.uk


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