Police are searching for the people who fled the scene of a property in Windsor Street around 11.30 last night after five gunshots were fired at the house.

The offenders fled the scene in a white car which was later recovered on Stock Lane in Chadderton and has been taken for forensic analysis.

No one was injured and no damage was caused to the property.

Officers believe that this is a targeted incident and there is no wider threat to the community.

There is currently a cordon in place and there will be an increased police presence in the area whilst detectives carry out their investigation.

It is believed this incident is linked to a previous firearms discharge at the same address.

Superintendent Colette Rose, of GMP’s Oldham district, said: “We are taking this incident very seriously and are following all available lines of enquiry to find those responsible.

“We do not believe that there is any threat to the wider community, however there will be an increased police presence in the area whilst our investigation work continues, so if you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to talk to one of our officers.

“If anyone has any information that could help police to carry out their investigation, please get in touch as soon as possible. Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital in helping us complete our enquiries.”


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