Three Arrests In Connection With Five Shots Fired At A City Centre Bar

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Detectives investigating shots being fired at a city centre bar have made three arrests.

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Shortly after 10.15pm on May 3 police were called to Deansgate in Manchester to reports of shots being fired.
Two men arrived on a motorbike and the passenger fired five shots at a bar before they drove off.
One man suffered a minor injury but not as a direct result of the shooting.
Two teenagers aged 14 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody for questioning.

A 39-year-old man has also been arrested on suspicion of attempt murder.
Detective Inspector Geoff Machent, of GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “This has been a fast-moving enquiry and we have now made three arrests. However our investigation continues and we still need to public’s help with information.
“This was a shocking incident that has understandably caused great concern among residents and visitors to our city. However, we believe this to be a targeted attack that does not pose a direct threat to the wider community.
“We have significant resources in place, with a team of specialist officers working to establish the exact circumstances as well as increasing police presence in the area.
“If you were on Deansgate 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 Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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