GMP deploys extra officers to Moston amid investigation into firearms discharge
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At around 9.45pm last night (Monday 26 September 2022), we received a report that gun shots had been heard on Penn Street, Moston.
Officers attended and established that a firearm had been discharged at a property. No injuries have been reported.
Inspector Sam Blackwood, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “Extra officers have been deployed to Moston to complete extensive enquiries to arrest those responsible and to provide reassurance to members of the community who are concerned by this news.
“Though we are in the early stages of our investigation, we have information to suggest that this firearms discharge was targeted. I would like to reassure the public that we are treating this very seriously and doing everything we can to protect residents and investigate this incident.
Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry but I ask anyone with information to contact us or Crimestoppers.”
Anyone with information should contact GMP via 0161 856 3882 quoting 3269 26/09/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.