Benedict Close, the scene of a Pendleton shooting

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for information after a shooting in Pendleton on Tuesday December 4.  

The shooting happened just after 9.00pm outside a house on Benedict Close. 

The assailant is described as having a large build, wearing all black clothing and a balaclava. 

The police believe he left the scene on foot shortly after the attack.  

The victim, aged 29, was then admitted to hospital for injuries to his chest, knee and wrist.  

None of his injuries are life threatening, however they mean that he will be in hospital for some time. 

Greater Manchester Police have asked for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or seen anything suspicious in the area to come forward.  

Supt Howard Millington said: “When something like this happens, in our town, near our homes its understandably frightening for everyone.  

“This is clearly an attempt on this young man’s life and we need people who know anything about this to call as soon as possible.  

“There is ongoing work with our partners across Salford to tackle serious crime and pursue those who not only create fear on our streets but those who cause harm in our communities.”

Supt Millington advised members of the public: “While we believe this is a targeted attack with no wider ongoing threat, there will be uniformed officers in the area in the coming days.

“Should you have any information to pass on or any concerns, please feel free to approach them.” 

Anyone with any more information can contact the police on 0161 856 1319. Witnesses can also contact independent charity CrimeStoppers.





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