Thu. Aug 18th, 2022

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in Salford.

The 31-year-old victim showed up at the hospital with gunshot wounds after being blown up in Littleton Road, Kersal, last Tuesday (October 5).

A 23-year-old man and a 27-year-old man have since been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 27-year-old remains in custody while the 23-year-old has been released under investigation.

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Detectives say the arrests came after a series of overnight stays.

The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was later discharged from the hospital.

A section of the Littleton Road road remained taped off between Gargrave Street and Whitewater Drive on Wednesday morning.

The scene in Littleton Road, Salford

Silsden Walk, an alley just off Littleton Road, was also blocked by police while a number of shops and businesses within the block were unable to open.

After the shooting, residents who lived near the site said they feared their area was ‘getting worse’.

A resident who asked not to be named said: “There has been a lot of police activity here recently.

“It is scary. I have lived here for 20 years and it is getting worse.

“Things like this seem to be happening quite a lot lately.”

Another local was horrified after hearing the shots ring out.

Anyone with information please call 101 or report online if possible, stating event number 2535 of 05/10/2021.

Details can be sent anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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