Mercy Shawn Mendes
29 February 2012, 10:30
A man has been arrested after a gun was fired in Salford last night.
In the first incident, at about 8.15pm, two offenders on a motorbike came upto a 37 year old man, on Carina Place in Lower Broughton, and threatened him with a gun.
The weapon was not discharged and no-one was injured.
The offenders were both wearing full black leathers. One had a red and white helmet and one had a black helmet.
Shortly before 10.50pm police also got a report of shots fired on Hayfield Road in Irlams O’th Height.
Armed officers went to the scene and found some gunshot damage to a house on Hayfield Road and two shotgun cartridge cases in the road.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm in relation to the second incident. He remains in custody.
Salford divisional commander Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: “First, I want to say that I completely understand the community’s concern over what happened last night.
“I can say that we made a quick arrest in relation to the second incident and that suspect is being questioned now by detectives. It is too early to say if these incidents are linked or what led up to them, but I know my officers are working hard to establish the full circumstances. It would be unhelpful at this stage if people begin to speculate about this - it is down to my detectives to establish the facts.
“No-one was injured in either incident but that will provide only small comfort to anyone who saw or heard or what happened, or indeed anyone living in these areas.