An investigation into a firearm discharge in Cheetham Hill continues

An investigation into a firearm discharge in Cheetham Hill continues.

Officers were called just after 6.10pm on Friday 2 April 2021 to a report of a possible firearm discharge on Newmill Walk, Manchester. 

Officers attended and located evidence consistent with a firearm discharge.

Enquiries have since established that a group of youths attacked two stationary vehicles - a BMW and VW Golf.
 
One occupant then got out of the BMW and shots were fired. 
 
The group then dispersed and the two vehicles left the scene towards Waterloo Road.

No injuries have been reported. 

No arrests have been made and enquiries remain ongoing.

Officers are currently appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak with police. 

Detective Inspector Anna Barker of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "We appreciate there is concern amongst the community in relation to the recent violence in the area and I want to reassure the public we are working round the clock to ensure those responsible are identified. 
 
"We currently have additional officers patrolling the area whilst our investigation continues. 

"Thankfully no injuries have been reported following this incident but this reckless behaviour can have devastating and fatal consequences. 
 
"We believe this incident to be isolated with no wider threat posed to the general public but I do stress that if you are worried or concerned about these recent events, please do speak with police or approach officers in the area.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and we're appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the time or witnessed the firearm discharge to come forward and speak with police. Any information, no matter how small, could be crucial to our investigation."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 quoting incident 2534 of 02/04/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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