A man has been confirmed dead after falling from a height in Manchester as armed police attended the scene due to reports there had been a shooting.
Greater Manchester Police confirmed no shots had been fired despite receiving a call at 8.10am from a member of the public, who claimed a man had been shot on Cheetham Hill’s Red Bank, in Manchester’s Green Quarter.
Armed officers attended the scene, where they discovered a man on the floor with serious injuries believed to have been caused by falling from a building and not gunshot wounds. Paramedics have now left the scene.
In a statement, GMP said: “At about 8.10am on Wednesday, police were called to Red Bank in the Cheetham area of Manchester, following reports a man had fallen from a height.
“Officers and paramedics attended shortly afterwards found a man had fallen from a building, but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the death.”
The area has since been closed off however the original incident occurred during rush hour meaning many members of the public witnessed the events unfold.
Horrible morning seeing someone lay on the ground outside the green quarter trying to be revived by police. Looks like fallen from balcony.
— Andy Cook (@andycook90) October 29, 2014
Whole of the Green Quarter cornered off with police, so delays with no one getting in or out #Manchester
— Katrina Patel (@katrina_patel) October 29, 2014
Jesus Christ… Just seen literally 20 police vehicles race to the area around Green Quarter … What’s going on??!!!
— Marian Arnold (@MarketingMaz) October 29, 2014
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