Teenage gang quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder after man left for dead in targeted Salford shooting

By Dean Wilkins

Three teenagers are being questioned by police on suspicion of attempted murder after a Salford man was shot in a targeted attack yesterday.

The 20-year-old victim was gunned down at around 8.10pm on Westray Crescent, Salford, and was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries by emergency services.

Three men, aged 18, 19 and 19, tried to outrun officers in a stolen VW Polo after failing to stop on Adelphi Street – following a short police they were all arrested and remain in police custody.

Superintendent Wayne Miller said: “A young man appears to have been deliberately targeted by offenders armed with a gun, but thankfully his injuries are not life threatening.

“We are committed to robustly and meticulously investigating this incident in order to identify and bring to justice those responsible.

“Incidents like this undoubtedly cause concern within the community and I want to reassure residents’ right across the city that we have been and will continue to work with the council to drive down offences involving guns.”

Greater Manchester Police’s resources are being utilised to identify and ‘bring to justice those who use weapons to commit crime’ and intimidate residents, Superintendent Miller said.

“We will have officers in the area in the coming days and will be linking in with local residents to inform them of this incident, the work ongoing to tackle gun crime in Salford and to give the community an opportunity to come forward and talk to us in complete confidence,” he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call Salford CID on 0161 856 5351, or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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