Six arrested after firearms discharges in North Manchester

Six men have been arrested after a number of firearms discharges in Harpurhey and Crumpsall.

Between Sunday 7 and the evening of Monday 8 August 2016, there were three firearms discharges in Harpurhey and Crumpsall.

Police received several reports of a shooting at a takeaway on Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, at around 11.20pm on Sunday 7 August 2016.

Officers attended and a 27-year-old man was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg and torso. He underwent surgery for his injuries and is now in a stable condition.

A 27-year-old man from Longsight has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

A 22-year-old man from Harpurhey has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

At around 10.30pm on Monday 8 August 2016 police were called to reports of gun shots being heard in Harpurhey.

Officers attended and discovered damage consistent with a firearm discharge to the front of the door of an address in Harpurhey.

Fortunately, the occupants who were inside the address at the time were unharmed.

A 32-year-old man from Moston has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

At around 8.05pm on Monday 8 August 2016 police were called to reports of gun shots being heard in Crumpsall.

Officers attended and recovered a shotgun and handgun.

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of firearms and remains in police custody for questioning.

Police are not treating this incident as linked to any of the other firearms discharges.
Officers from GMP’s Major Incident Team have launched a proactive operation across North Manchester in connection with the incidents.

Today, Thursday 11 August 2016, a number of warrants have been executed in the North Manchester area and two further men have been arrested.

Two men aged 19 and 21 both from Blackley have been arrested on suspicion of the production of a Class B drug.

Both remain in police custody for questioning.

Chief Inspector John Paul Ruffle of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “This is a positive step in the investigation to help find those responsible for the firearms incidents however, our investigation continues and I am still urging those with information to contact police.

“We have executed a number of warrants this morning and will continue in our fight to get firearms, and those who carry them, off our streets”.

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