Murder investigation in Salford

Greater Manchester police have confirmed that four people have now been arrested after a shooting close to a primary school in Salford.

Police were called to Liverpool Street in Salford at around 2pm on Thursday 11th July, following reports of multiple shots being fired.

The incident is believed to have been a public shootout between the occupants of a blue Renault Megane and a motorbike.

The rider and pillion passenger on the motorcycle, a black Yamaha MT130, fled the scene, as did the occupants of the car.

No injuries were reported by officers at the scene, however there was evidence of shots being fired.

Liverpool Street is a highly busy area, especially mid-afternoon with Lark Hill Primary School located just around the corner.

Following a number of warrants executed in the Salford area yesterday, four men- aged 17, 18, 22 and 25- were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers also recovered a handgun.

Two of the men- aged 22 and 25- remain in custody for questioning. An 18-year-old man and 17-year-old boy were released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Joanne Kay, from GMP’s Salford District, said: “We have now made four significant arrests but this investigation does not stop here, and we’re still keen to hear from anyone who has information about this incident.

“We’re appealing for the public’s help, so if you know anything at all about what happened then please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.

“We’re particularly keen to hear from anyone with dashcam footage who was in the area at the time.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5187 quoting reference number 1850 of 11/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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