Armed police swoop on Manchester street after shooting which leaves man in hospital

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Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a shooting in Copthorne Crescent. (Reach)
Greater Manchester Police at the scene of a shooting in Copthorne Crescent. (Reach)

A man in his 20s is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds following a shooting in south Manchester on Wednesday night.

Armed police descended on Copthorne Crescent in Longsight following reports that a man had been shot just after 7.20pm.

The area was taped off as officers investigated the incident, while the neighbouring streets of Brynton Road and Meldon Road were also cordoned off.

The victim was taken to hospital following the shooting but no further update regarding his condition has so far been released.

The area in Longsight was taped off as officers investigated the incident. (Reach)
The area in Longsight was taped off as officers investigated the incident. (Reach)

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bloodied items in the middle of the street following the shooting.

Detectives have now launched an investigation into the incident but say no arrests have been made.

Residents have also been told there is no wider threat.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: "At around 7.20pm this evening (20 October), police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Copthorne Crescent, Manchester.

Armed police descended on Copthorne Crescent in Longsight following reports that a man had been shot. (Reach)
Armed police descended on Copthorne Crescent in Longsight following reports that a man had been shot. (Reach)

"Emergency services attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.

"Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

"A scene remains in place and there is not believed to be a wider threat to the public."

Yahoo News UK has contacted Greater Manchester Police for an update.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2700 of 20/10/2021. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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