Murder suspect arrested after man was killed in ‘targeted’ shooting in Manchester

A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in Manchester that police described as a “targeted attack”.

Greater Manchester Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the Openshaw shooting, which took place around 2pm on Saturday. They are also searching for a second man who is said to have used a vehicle to escape the scene on Welland Street.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and officers said she died of gunshot wounds.

Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst paid tribute, saying there will be an “increase in highly visible police officers” in the area.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation, and a team of officers is working very hard to understand a complete timeline of events that will help us piece together what happened this afternoon,” a statement said.

“While we believe this was a targeted attack, we recognize that incidents of this nature will cause concern in Greater Manchester communities.”

“While we are requesting information to trace a second suspect who left the scene, I urge people who were in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone with security or mobile camera footage that may be of interest to police, Please contact us urgently, as they may have information that is vital to our investigation.”

He added: “We are also calling on motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured something on Dashcam, CCTV or doorbell cameras, to contact us.

“Each piece of evidence is crucial to the investigation and will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

To share information, call 101 and ask for Greater Manchester Police.


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