Man Shot Dead In Greater Manchester Pub

Greater Manchester Police have launched a murder enquiry after man was shot dead in a pub in Droylsden.

The 23 year old man was killed after the attack which happened at 11.50pm on Friday 25 May at the Cotton Tree Inn on Market Street.

Three others were also injured in the attack - two men aged 25 and 26 were shot in the leg, while a 29-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to his lower back. All three are being treated in hospital, their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The gunman, who was wearing a balaclava, escaped in a Ford Focus, that was found abandoned and alight on Ellison Close, Hattersley, a short time later.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, said: "A young man has been killed in tragic circumstances and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

"Three others were also seriously injured and I want to reassure the public that we will commit the full resources of our major incident team to investigate this incident."

"We are in the very early stages of this inquiry so to speculate on a motive would not be helpful to our investigation, the victims and their families or the local community."
"That said, whoever is responsible has not thought twice about opening fire in a crowded pub and I would urge anyone with information about the gunman, his accomplices or conspirators to contact us in absolute confidence,"

"Whether you have overheard someone talking about this before or since it happened, saw the car being abandoned or know anything else, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please get in touch,"

"We will have extra officers in and around the area today and across the weekend and if anyone wants to provide information about this or has any concerns please come and talk to us."

Extra police officers are now on patrol in the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.