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Police appeal for witnesses after shots fired in Moston

August 16, 2012, 12:05 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in Moston.

Shortly after 6.50pm on Wednesday 15 August 2012, police were called to  to reports of shots being fired.

Two men wearing balaclavas drove past the house on a red motorbike and fired two shots at a house.

Armed response officers attended and secured the scene and confirmed that the damage was consistent with a gunshot being fired.

Nobody was injured.

Detective Constable Chris Chadderton from the North Manchester CID, said: “We are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe it is connected to last weeks shootings in Clayton and Droylsden.

“Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of this dangerous and reckless act and I want to reassure residents that not only are there extra officers in and around the area, but we will do everything we can to identify the culprit.

“The discharging of a firearm is clearly a very serious incident and one that can quite easily lead to someone being seriously injured or killed.

“I would urge anyone with information about this incident or those involved to contact us in absolute confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3543 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Greater Manchester Police, as part of Xcalibre, works tirelessly to remove guns from our streets, reduce gun-related crime and bring to justice those who either carry or use firearms.

– Anyone who has information about guns in their community should call police on 0161 872 5050, 999 in an emergency, the Xcalibre Organised Crime Unit on 0161 856 6479 or the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously with information about crime

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