Police are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in Openshaw
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At around 8.25pm on Monday 9th December 2019 police were called to reports of a firearms discharge on Bob Massey Close which left a 26-year-old man with a bullet wound to the chest. He remains in a serious but stable condition in hospital.
A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Officers are keen to stress that this is understood to have been an isolated incident and there is believed to be no further threat to the public.
Extra police patrols have been deployed in the area for the coming days.
Senior Investigating Officer Mark Astbury, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “This was a serious incident which saw a young man very lucky to not lose his life as a result of the injuries he suffered.
“We are working meticulously to establish the details surrounding this event and we are continuing our investigation to ensure we bring those responsible to justice.
“I would like to reassure the local community that we believe there is no further threat to the public but extra high-visibility police patrols will be present in the coming days to ensure the safety of those in the area.”
Anyone with any information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 referencing incident number 2878 of 09/12/2019 or anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.