Police have appealed for more information from members of the public after last Tuesday’s shooting on Langworthy Road, Salford.

Officers investigating the shooting have released a CCTV image and have appealed for video footage from any motorists in the area at the time.

Police were called to reports that a 36-year-old man had been shot as he waited at the traffic lights at the junction with Eccles New Road.

The shooting is currently being treated as a targeted attack and an attempted murder investigation is being led by GMP’s Major Incident Team.

Further enquiries have established that the victim was driving a Seat Leon when a motorcycle with a passenger on the back pulled up alongside him.

One shot was fired into the car, which hit the victim in the shoulder and lodged inside his body.

The man was able to drive himself to hospital, where he has undergone surgery and is recovering.

The victim’s 11-year-old son, a front-seat passenger, received minor injuries.

Detective Chief Inspector Amber Waywell, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We have a dedicated Major Incident Team working on the investigation and we have a number of lines of enquiry that we are following.However I want to urge any members of the public who may have information to please contact us.

“Given the time and location the incident took place, we believe there could have been a number of witnesses, and we are particularly keen to speak with anyone who may have dash cam footage which shows the circumstances leading up to the shooting or the immediate aftermath.

“We cannot allow a minority of individuals to perpetrate this kind of crime and we need the communities help to bring a stop to incidents such as this.

“I want to stress that any intelligence passed onto police will be treated in the strictest confidence.”

On the day, public transport was diverted from MediaCity to follow the Regent Road Roundabout.

Initial inquiries have indicated that the incident may be linked to a shooting on Howard Street on February 6. Nobody was injured on that occasion.

DCI Waywell said: “This incident could easily have gone another way and we could have been talking about a child being seriously injured or even killed after a shooting.

“For a child to witness an incident such as this is nothing short of disgraceful.

“This goes beyond organised crime and anybody who would be willing to open fire in front of a child needs to be found and brought to justice.”

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing, and police are looking for those who may have information.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on May 3 in connection with the incident and then released under investigation.

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 2491 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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