Suspect arrested for murder after a man was killed in a ‘targeted shooting’ in Manchester

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A 32-year-old man is believed to have been shot dead in a targeted attack in Manchester.

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting in Welland Street, Openshaw, around 2pm on Saturday.

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

Greater Manchester Police detectives are searching for a second man who is believed to have escaped in a vehicle.

Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst said: “My thoughts are first and foremost with the family and friends of the victim at this extremely difficult time.

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

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

“There will be an increase in highly visible police officers in the area in the coming days and anyone with a concern is encouraged to come and talk to us.

“As we request information to trace a second suspect seen leaving the scene, I urge individuals 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 the police, to contact us urgently, as they may have information that is vital to our investigation.

“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.”


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