Police are investigating a drive-by shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester last night that has left a teenage girl hospitalised.

A cordon is in place around the Quinney Crescent area, it is thought the girl was at a gathering when the incident happened.

Thankfully, the girl is stable and is expected to make a full recovery.

It is not thought that the girl was the intended target but enquiries are moving at pace to establish the reason for the incident and – ultimately – the people responsible for it.

An extensive cordon is in place as we continue to investigate the scene, and we thank the local community for their cooperation while this takes place.

Chief Supt Robert Cousen, commander of our City of #Manchester division, said: “My thoughts are with the victim whose physical injuries are thankfully not serious but that does not diminish what could’ve happened here as incidents of this nature are always reckless, serious and risk lives being lost.

“We’re doing all we can to unpick the circumstances of this incident and to ensure that whoever is responsible is caught and brought to justice.

“This involves a lot of work that has been going on overnight – and continues into today – on Quinney Crescent and the surrounding area, as well as extensive investigative work beyond the scene to progress this investigation as quickly as possible.

“I thank the local community for their support and cooperation while this takes place and ask anyone with information to get in touch, as we know there was a party happening last night that we are confident will provide us with a number of potential witnesses to what occurred.”

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