A biker in Salford narrowly escaped death as he was allegedly shot by a ‘drive by’ car on Anson street, Eccles.
The incident happened on Saturday 14th at around 8:15pm. Detectives say that they are determining the motive for the shooting.
Greater Manchester Police released a statement saying, ” Officers were called at 8.15pm on Saturday 14 November 2020, to a report of a firearm discharge on Anson Street, Eccles.
Officers attended and initial enquiries suggest that a man on a bike was shot at by a passing vehicle.
A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.
No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
There has now been three incidents in Salford where police have been called in connection to gun crime. All of which have happened since September of this year.
On September 15th, it was reported that a male was shot at five times on Manton Close, Salford.
This incident is believed to involve three gangs, two from Manchester and one from Salford.
On October 27th, a man in his early thirties, was brought into hospital with gunshot wounds after he was shot at multiple times on Kintyre Avenue, Weaste.
Despite at a time when gun crime in Salford is lowering, all three incidents are known not to be linked.
After two quick shootings in April this year, Salford Detective Chief Inspector Rick Thompson, was tasked with setting up a team to understand and gain knowledge of gang warfare within Salford.
Police presence noticeably has become heavier on the streets of Salford, with many officers providing information on gangs and their known associates.
Since Operation Naseby has started in April, there has been 117 arrests along with vehicle seizures and house searches, all of which have led the police to guns and a large quantity of cash.