Police have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm, in relation to a shooting in Salford in November.
Warrants were executed on five addressed in Prestwich, Salford, Crumpsall, Manchester and Kent on the morning of Tuesday 11 December.
Two men aged, 35 and 39, were arrested and both remain in custody.
There will be increased visible police presence in the areas while officers continue their investigations and active scenes remain in the place.
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The arrests follow the shooting of a man in his 20s who had been attending a music event at Kingston Mill, on Cobden Street, on November 23 before he was later shot outside the venue three times.
The man was taken to hospital at around 5:30am on November 24 with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. He has since been discharged.
It is believed that the shooting was an isolated incident, with no threat to the wider community – either in the Cobden Street area, or in the areas where this morning’s warrants were carried out.
Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone with information relating to the incident to come forward and have set up a dedicated dropbox facility to allow for mobile footage to be left anonymously.
Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin of GMP’s Major Incidents Team said: “We are making good progress with our investigations and have this morning taken two men into custody.
“I’d like to stress again that we believe this shooting was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the wider community.
“While we have made two arrests, our investigations continue and we have set up a dedicated dropbox where people can leave any mobile phone footage they feel might assist our enquiries.
“This facility is totally anonymous and any footage deposited there will be treated in the strictest confidence.
“Perhaps you attended the club night at Kingston Mill on the evening of November 23 or were in the area at the time of the incident?
“Even the smallest piece of information can open up new lines of enquiry and help officers solve crimes likes this.
“If you have any footage, pictures or information that you think might assist us – then please get in touch.”
The anonymous dropbox facility can be accessed by sending footage and information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident number 504 of 24/11/2018.
Information can also be left with police on 0161 856 6777 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.