Third man arrested after Ashton shooting
Thursday 14th June 2018 12:33 Ashton News Posted by Lee Wild

A third man has been arrested in connection with the shooting in Ashton yesterday (13 June) that saw one man die.

It’s also been confirmed that a man in his 20’s later presented himself at hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. He’s being treated for his injuries and is described as being in a “stable condition.”

At around 4:50pm police were called to Birch Street to reports that a man had been shot. A man in his 30’s was treated by paramedics at the scene for around 15 minutes before being taken to hospital where he sadly died.

Following two warrants executed by firearms officers in Ashton yesterday (Wednesday 13 June), two men aged 29 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of murder.
A third man, aged 28, was later also arrested on suspicion of murder.
The men all remain in custody for questioning.

Following two warrants executed by firearms officers in Ashton yesterday (Wednesday 13 June), two men aged 29 and 32, were arrested on suspicion of murder.

A third man, aged 28, was later also arrested on suspicion of murder. The men all remain in custody for questioning. 

There are currently a number of properties being searched in Ashton, Clayton and Openshaw as part of this investigation and enquires are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We have a team of dedicated detectives, firearms officers and crime scene investigators that have worked tirelessly through the night gathering key information.

“We now have three men in custody all arrested on suspicion of murder but our investigation is very much ongoing and there are several property searches taking place across Greater Manchester.

“We are supporting the man’s family as they process this horrendous incident and will continue to work around the clock to establish exactly what happened. Our thoughts remain with them at this very sad time.

“I am continuing to urge anyone with any piece of information, no matter how big or small, to please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1592 of 13/06/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.