Man rushed to hospital with serious injuries after shooting in residential neighbourhood

Police at the scene
-Credit: (Image: ASP)


A man was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a shooting at a house in Little Hulton on Sunday night (May 26).

Police cordoned off Aspinall Crescent, a residential street near to the Wharton Playing Fields, following the report at around 9.30pm.

The victim, whose age has not been disclosed, was taken to hospital from the scene, Greater Manchester Police said. The force added that there is not thought to be any wider threat to the public.

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Pictures taken on Sunday night showed a large cordon in place with officers conducting investigations and door-to-door enquiries. It is thought armed officers were also deployed to the scene.

Police cordoned off the residential street
Police cordoned off the residential street -Credit:ASP

A number of residents in the area said they heard a 'bang' earlier in the evening and reports that someone had been shot. Detectives could be seen within the scene as forensics descended on the street.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 9.30pm today (26 May), officers received reports of a suspected firearms discharge at a property on Aspinall Crescent, Salford. Emergency services attended and a man was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

"There is not believed to be a wider threat to the public. Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are ongoing. Extra patrols will be in the area for reassurance while the scene is still active, and over the coming days."

Officers with police detectives within the cordon
Officers with police detectives within the cordon -Credit:ASP

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 3266 of 26/05/24. You can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.