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19 April 2012, 09:19
A man was shot twice in the leg last night at a pub in Ordsall.
The 23-year-old was found by police at the Broadway Inn on Broadway in Ordsall in Salford, just after 9.00pm last night.
He was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be not life-threatening.
He was sat inside the pub when two men walked in.
One of the men was carrying a shotgun and shot the victim twice in the leg before running out of the pub with the other man.
Armed officers were quickly deployed to the scene and searched the area.
Extra officers are on patrol in the area and will be speaking to residents. A cordon remains in place at the scene as forensic examinations are ongoing.
Salford divisional commander Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan said: “People in Salford are bound to be concerned when they hear about what happened last night.
“I would like to try and reassure people that we do not believe this is a random attack and we are not linking this to any other incidents. From what we know so far, it would appear to be targeted.
“We have a team of detectives working hard to establish the full circumstances and I would encourage anyone who has any information to come forward and speak to us.
"Extra officers will be on patrol in the area to offer reassurance to residents and also to send out the message that anyone even considering using a firearm on our streets will have the full weight of the law brought upon them.
"We understand that any incidents of this kind will undoubtedly cause great concern in the community. However, there is significant work ongoing with officers from the Xcalibre Task Force to rid the streets of firearms and continue in our reductions in serious and violent crime in the city of Salford.