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At around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday 25 January 2022), police were called by the ambulance service responding to an incident on Hawthorn Grove, Leigh.
Officers attended and established that a property had been shot at. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital.
A short time later, officers attended to a man in his 30s on Shadwell Grove, Leigh, who also had injuries from a firearm discharge.
Both men are currently in a stable condition and remain in hospital.
Chief Superintendent Emily Higham, of GMPs Wigan Divison, said:"Enquiries are still very much on going today and we are following a number of leads to try and locate the offenders.
"We are appealing to the public to please get in touch with police if you have any information at all, as the slightest bit of information could really help us with our investigation.
"I understand that the local community will be worried and so we do have extra patrols in the area for reassurance. Please do stop and speak to our officers if you have any concerns at all. Our initial enquiries lead us to believe that this has been a targeted attack and we are currently following some significant lines of enquiry.
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9101 or 0943 quoting 2599 26/01/22 or the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.