Large police presence after man on bike ‘shot at from passing vehicle’

A man has been taken to hospital after a shooting in Salford.

Police were called to Anson Street in Eccles at 8.15pm this evening (Saturday 14 November) to reports of a firearm discharge.

The victim, a 20-year-old male, is believed to have been on a bike when he was shot at by a passing vehicle, police said.

He was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Pictures from the scene show a number of police vehicles, including a van parked near to the cordon
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No arrests have been made and an investigation has been launched by GMP to determine the circumstances of the shooting.

The entirety of Lambton Street has been cordoned off by officers, along with a house on Westbourne Road.

Several officers including CID could be seen looking at the ground with torches.

Pictures from the scene show a number of police vehicles, including a van parked near to the cordon.

The entirety of Lambton Street has been cordoned off by officers, along with a house on Westbourne Road
(Image: ASP)

A number of plain clothed detectives could also been arriving at the scene on Saturday night.

The latest incident comes after a 22-year-old man was shot just yards away, on Furrow Drive, in January this year.

It is not clear if the two shootings are linked.

A spokesperson for GMP said: “Officers were called at 8.15pm this evening (Saturday 14 November 2020), to a report of a firearm discharge on Anson Street, Eccles.

Police at the scene of the shooting in Eccles
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“Officers are in attendance and initial enquiries suggest that a man on a bike was shot at by a passing vehicle.

“A 20-year-old man has been taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2676 of 14/11/2020. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Manchester Evening News