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24yr old arrested over shooting

August 30, 2012, 9:55 am

Police investigating after a man was shot in the chest and dropped off at hospital have today, Thursday 30 August 2012, made an arrest. 

At about 9.30pm on Sunday 26 August 2012, police were called by staff at a Manchester hospital after a man was admitted with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man, in his 30s, was driven to the hospital in what is believed to be a dark-coloured BMW. Ambulance staff helped the victim out of the car which then drove off towards the Crumpsall area.

The man is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital. 
A 24-year-old man from Middleton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Detectives from GMP’s Major Incident Team are continuing to investigate this shooting.

Detective Inspector Terry Crompton, of the Major Incident Team, said: “The fact we have made an arrest in connection to this shooting does not mean the investigation stops here.

“Our inquiries are now progressing well and we are confident that we will be able to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“We are continuing to act on all the information we have received and should there be any further developments we will keep people informed.

“I also want to stress that we are continuing to appeal for information, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 4711, 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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