Attempt murder arrest made in Wigan after shooting in June
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Specialist staff are currently searching an address in the Beech Hill area after a warrant was executed this morning as part of an investigation into a firearms discharge earlier this summer.
A 30-year-old man was arrested at the premise on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting on the evening of Saturday 19 June on Crabtree Road where a man suffered a serious gunshot wound to the leg.
The victim has since been continuing his recovery from home.
The suspect is also being held on suspicion of a firearms incident on Friday 20 August at the Springfield Pub.
A 32-year-old woman is also being held on suspicion of a firearm offence.
Both remain in custody for questioning by detectives from Wigan CID.
Detective Inspector John Davies, of GMP Wigan's CID, said: "These are the first arrests in what is an extensive investigation into a very serious shooting that we believe is an escalation of a disturbance in the area around Crabtree Rd earlier that day.
"Our team of detectives have been working tirelessly on this case so far, and are determined to take robust action to ensure that suspects are brought to custody and offenders brought to justice.
"I'd like to thank the local community for their patience during this morning's action and I ask that anyone with information about these incidents continue to contact us on 0161 856 7257 or Crimestopers anonymously on 0800 555 111."