Two arrested over Salford shooting

11 December 2018, 11:10 | Updated: 11 December 2018, 11:11

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Police investigating an attempted murder after a man was shot in Salford have arrested two people.

This morning, Tuesday 11 December 2018, warrants were executed at five properties in Prestwich, Salford, Crumpsall, Manchester and Kent.

Two men aged, 35 and 39, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm.

Both remain in custody for questioning.

Scenes currently remain in place at the properties and there will be an increased visible police presence in the areas while officers continue their investigations.

The arrests follow the shooting of a man in his 20s who had been attending a music event at Kingston Mill on Cobden Street on Friday evening November 23 before he was later shot outside the venue three times.

He was taken to hospital at around 5.30am on Saturday November 24 with injuries which are not believed to life threatening. He has since been discharged.

It is believed that the shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community, either in the Cobden Street area or those areas where this morning’s warrants have been executed.

Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone with information to come forward and have set up a dedicated dropbox facility where mobile footage can be left anonymously.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin of GMP’s Major Incidents Team said: “We are making good progress with our investigations and have this morning taken two men into custody.

“I’d like to stress again that we believe this shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community.

“While we have made two arrests, our investigations continue and we have set up a dedicated dropbox where people can leave any mobile phone footage they feel might assist our enquiries.

“This facility is totally anonymous and any footage deposited there will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“Perhaps you attended the club night at Kingston Mill on the evening of November 23 or were in the area at the time of the incident?

“Even the smallest piece of information can open up new lines of enquiry and help officers solve crimes likes this.

“If you have any footage, pictures or information that you think might assist us – then please get in touch.”

The anonymous dropbox facility can be accessed by sending footage and information via email to quoting incident number 504 of 24/11/2018.

Information can also be left with police on 0161 856 6777 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.