Gunman opens fire on two men in Manchester beer garden – victims in serious but stable condition

By Danielle Wainwright

A gunman blasted two men enjoying a drink in a North Manchester beer garden last night.

A 22-year-old and 29-year-old man were in the garden of the Railway Hotel, Berry Brow, Clayton Bridge, at around 10.45pm when a shooter opened fire on them.

The victims then admitted themselves into hospital with injuries to the body where they remain in a serious but stable condition.

It is unknown whether the attack was unprovoked or targeted but police believe that three shots were fired after finding a bullet.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Peach, from North Manchester division, said: “Obviously residents will be disturbed by what has happened and we are working hard to identify the offender.

“There will be an increased police presence in the area and I would ask any members of the community who has concerns to speak to their local officer.

“I would also urge anyone who has any information as to what took place to contact police.

“Did you see a man walk into the beer garden holding a weapon?  Did you hear the gunshots and did you see a man leave either on foot or get into a car?  If you did, we are keen to hear from you.” 

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 3521 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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