Two arrests made following firearm discharge in Leigh
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Two people have been arrested after a firearm discharge in Leigh on Wednesday (12 January 2022).
Shortly after 5.40pm on Wednesday (12 January 2022) police were called to a report that gunshots were heard at a house on Barron Meadow, Leigh.
Officers attended and enquiries established that a gun had been shot at the address.
Shortly after the incident, four young males were seen making off from the location on foot in the direction of a ginnel that leads to Harptree Grove.
Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.
One woman - aged 42 - has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. She has since been bailed pending further enquiries.
A 17-year-old male has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms with intent to endanger life and robbery in relation to an incident on 22 December 2021 at Westleigh Park in Leigh. He remains in custody for questioning.
Detective Inspector Patrick Wood, of GMP Wigan CID, said: "We understand that an incident of this nature will cause some concern for those living in the area. We believe this incident to be a targeted attack and we will have reassurance patrols in place across the area over the coming days.
"While we have made arrests, we are hoping there may be some witnesses or those with dashcam or CCTV footage that could help with our enquiries.
"If there is any information you might have that could assist in this investigation, I would strongly urge you to get in touch with police as soon as possible."
Anyone with information should contact police via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk, or call 101 quoting incident number 2332 of the 12th January 2022.
Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.