Paul Massey murder: GMP issue description of gunman who shot Salford’s ‘Mr Big’ four times in ‘targeted attack’

Following the death of Salford’s ‘Mr Big’ Paul Massey from a gunshot wound to the chest, Greater Manchester Police have released a description of the gunman.

Paul, 55, was found murdered at his home on Manchester Road, Clifton, after officers received reports of gunfire at 7:30pm on Sunday July 26.

He had been shot four times and a post-mortem concluded that he died from a gunshot wound to his chest.

Detective Chief Inspector Howard Millington, the senior investigating officer, said: “Officers are working tirelessly to catch the person that did this and we will continue to offer support to Paul’s family at this distressing time.

“We believe this was a targeted attack on Paul and are still working to establish a motive for the murder.”

The offender is described as white and of slim build and was wearing a hat, possibly fisherman style, a face covering, a green or khaki long-sleeved top and combat style trousers tucked into black, lace-up boots. He was carrying a black gun.

Police also want to speak to a girl who was at a nearby bus stop and may have witnessed something.

DCI Millington said: “We are keen to speak to a girl who we believe is a potential witness to the shooting.

“She was stood at the bus stop on Manchester Road at the time of the shooting.

“She is described as about 16-17-years-old, Asian in appearance and of slim build. I would ask that she comes forward as she may have key information that can help our investigation.”

Patrols of the area have been increased since the shooting to reassure the community and also for anyone to approach if they believe the may have some useful information.

“We will continue to have officers in and around the area should any residents wish to come and talk to us or pass on any information they may have about this incident,” DCI Millington added.

“I would urge anybody with information about who may be behind this to come forward.

“I understand that people may be reluctant to but I believe that someone out there knows who killed Paul and I want to stress that any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 9775,101, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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