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Police appeal after teen is shot in the leg in broad daylight
Monday 7th May 2018 @ 19:13 by Nigel Skinner
Droylsden Gorton & Openshaw News

Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in Clayton this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Vale Street just before 2.45pm this afternoon when a man in his late-teens, who was with his friends, was shot in the leg. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

A cordon has been established on Vale Street while officers carry out enquiries.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss, of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “People will understandably be concerned that someone has been shot in broad daylight on their streets, but I want to assure them we are doing all we can to get to the bottom of what happened.

“We have increased patrols in the area and have a cordon in place, and I’d ask people to share any information that could help us identify the person responsible for such a violent attack with these officers.

“On such a warm bank holiday, people will have been in the area and someone out there will have the detail we need to hold the offender to account.

“If you know something that could help our enquiries, please get in touch with police as soon as you can.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1453 of 07/05/18.

Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.