Investigation after man shot in Kersal
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An investigation is ongoing after a man presented to hospital with injuries from a firearms discharge on Tuesday night in Kersal.
We were called at around 7.20pm on Tuesday 5 October by hospital staff to a report of a 31-year-old man arriving with gunshot injuries. He was treated for his injuries before being discharged.
Subsequent enquiries from detectives at Swinton CID have established the incident took place at around 6.45pm earlier that evening around the Littleton Road area.
It is unknown what the motive for the attack was but it is believed to be an isolated incident.
An increase presence of neighbourhood officers will be in the area over the coming days and officers tackling serious and organised crime from our Op Naseby team are assisting with enquiries.
The dedicated disruption hub have driven down shootings, arrested over 225 suspects, seized cash, drugs, and vehicles, and put a large number of targets behind bars.
The taskforce continue to work with partners to engage with the local community and ensure people with information contact police to help keep the level of firearms discharges and violent incidents on a downward trend.
Detective Chief Inspector Rick Thompson, of GMP's Salford district, said: "After months of positive work with partners and the community, we sit in a much better position in this city than where we started eighteen months or so ago.
"That said, when incidents like this come around they are of concern, but we have a range of tried and tested tactics that can be effectively employed to take direct enforcement action against those we suspect of being involved in such incidents.
"Our initial enquiries into this attack remain ongoing; thankfully the victim's injuries aren’t serious but nevertheless we are keen to hear from anyone with information about this incident and I appeal to the community to speak to our officers on the ground, to us over the phone on 101, or report online quoting incident number 2535 of 05/10/2021.
"Or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."