Dominic Allinson (07/11/1996) of Gargrave Street, Salford has been jailed for 14 years yesterday (Thursday 10 December 2021) at Manchester Crown Court after being found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to danger life and possession of a prohibited weapon.
Earlier this year, on 19 February 2021, Allinson was riding on the back of a motorbike down Henley Avenue in Salford when he fired a pump action shotgun four times towards another car.
Although the shots missed the car, they did hit a house which was directly behind it, causing damage.
Following the firearms discharge, the car sped off and was pursued by the motorbike, resulting in a high speed chase across Salford, before the car rammed into the bike which Allinson was riding on.
Following an analysis of forensics from the scene, officers were able to use DNA evidence as well as CCTV enquiries to establish that Allinson had fired the shotgun whilst another man drove the bike.
Detective Sergeant Karl Dalton, of GMP's Salford district, said: "This was a completely needless act of violence.
"Allinson had absolutely no regard for the safety others, firing a shotgun in the street before engaging in a high speed chase which could have easily resulted in serious injury or even death for innocent members of the public in the area.
"Over the last two years, Salford has seen a major decrease in serious and organised crime with shootings dropping by 60% since the Operation Naseby taskforce was allocated, proactively gathering intelligence and successfully tackling criminal groups with over 200 arrests as well as significant seizures of drugs, cars and money.
"Gun crime can have fatal consequences, and we are committed to reducing the number of firearms incidents further, working with key partners in the area to deliver training and diversionary activities to educate young people about the risks of gang behaviour.
"Hopefully this sentence today sends a clear message about the consequences of being involved in organised crime and gives Allinson the time he needs to think about his senseless actions."