Two men are in hospital after a double shooting in Leigh earlier this evening
Police say that man in his 20s was taken to hospital after a shooting at a property on Hawthorn Grove around 5.45
A short time later, a second man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital after shots fired on Shadwell Grove.
Detective Superintendent Jamie Daniels said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation into these incidents but we believe they could be linked.
“We have officers in Leigh carrying out extensive enquiries to establish exactly what has happened. Two people are in hospital with gun-shot wounds and I can assure people that we will leave no stone unturned as we work to find out who is responsible.
“We understand the community will be concerned and, as such, we have deployed extra patrols to reassure them. If you have information that could help us with our investigation, please come forward. Anything said can be done so in confidence or anonymously.”