Crime

Police Investigating After Gunmen Open Fire At A Deansgate Bar In Manchester.

Detectives are investigating after gunmen on a motorbike fired shots at a bar on Deansgate in Manchester.

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Police were called at around 10pm on May 3 after reports that shots were being fired, where two men arrived at the bar on a motorbike, the passenger fired five shots at the bar before they made off.

In the incident one man suffered a minor injury, but was not as a direct result of the shooting.

The road was sealed off as officers investigated but has no been re-opened, a cordon though is still in place as the investigation takes place.

Superintendent Arif Nawaz of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “This is a shocking incident that will understandably cause concern among resident and visitors to the city.

“We believe this to be a targeted attack and was not a direct threat to the wider community, it is fortunate that nobody was seriously injured.

“We have significant resources in place, with a team of specialist officers working to establish the exact circumstances and find the men responsible, we have increased police presence in the area.

“This happened on one of the busiest streets in the city where lots of people were around and may have seen something.

“If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious I would urge you to come forward, any information you have could prove to be vital.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 2281 of 03/05/17 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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Categories: Crime, Manchester

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