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Police reappeal for witnesses after city centre shooting

October 14, 2014, 4:56 pm

Police investigating a shooting in Manchester City Centre have appealed again for witnesses to come forward.

At around 9pm on Thursday 9th October 2014 police received a report of shots fired outside the Living Room on Deansgate.

Officers attended and discovered the entrance to the doorway had been damaged. No one was injured.

Police then launched an investigation after two people were seen driving off on a motorbike shortly after the shooting.

It is believed that the two men on the bike made a pass of the Living Room before the shots were fired, turning right down Wood Street before doubling back to the top of Deansgate.

After the shooting, the bike made off down Deansgate and travelled the wrong way up King Street West.

A bike was then found burned out on Brotherton Drive in the Trinity area of Salford and police are trying to establish if this is linked.

The bike found is now known to have been stolen during a burglary in Bolton in February 2014.

Detective Sergeant Guy Laycock said: “We have had a limited response following our initial appeals for witnesses, but we need more people who were on Deansgate at the time to come forward with any information they might have.

“The CCTV footage we released last week clearly shows a number of people standing outside nearby bars and restaurants, as well as cars and taxis waiting in traffic behind the motorbike as the gunman takes aim.

“We need more of those people, those key witnesses, to come forward to assist with our enquiries.

“The CCTV images are helpful to the investigation, but what will really help us is those people who were stood outside the Living Room, the neighbouring bars or were driving past the motorcycle at the time of the attack.”

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