Police are investigating after four men approached a house in Ancoats and a shotgun was  fired through the window yesterday afternoon.

After a round of bullets went through the window, a man entered the house and shot another round up the stairs, penetrating the ceiling.

There were two women and a man in the house at the time and fortunately none of them were injured.

Officers investigating the incident have recovered a grey Alfa Romeo 156 – with a registration of MV54 YTT – that was abandoned a short distance away and a shotgun believed to be connected to the incident.

Any witnesses to the incident itself or anyone who saw a group of men in the area around 4pm is encouraged to come forward.

Police Superintendent Dave Pester of GMP’s City of Manchester Division, said: “It’s too early to make an assessment around why this has exactly happened but the fact that someone has so brazenly walked into a house with a shotgun in broad daylight with no regard for the lives they were putting in danger is very alarming.

“We’ve got a scene in place at the house and will remain there for some time while we assess the damage caused to the property and gather as much evidence as we can.

“As it’s a Saturday, there will have been a lot of people in the area in their cars so if you were driving through Ancoats or near to it, please check your dashcam footage for the Alfa Romeo – this may help us piece together the events leading up to the shooting.

“If you see one of our officers in the area and have information that could help us, please make sure you speak to them.

You can also make a report to us anonymously. Whatever way you do it, I’d just ask that you do.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6078 quoting reference number 1355 of 15/09/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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