A man remains in a serious condition in hospital after being shot while driving a car in Pendleton yesterday afternoon.

Reports say that a motorcyclist drew up alongside the car and fired a shot at the driver whose son was in the passenger seat Eccles New Road at the junction of Langworthy Road.

The man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The injury is serious but not believed to be life threatening.

A cordon is in place on Langworthy Road between Eccles New Road and the M602 bridge.

No arrests have yet been made and the Police are currently treating the incident as a targeted attack and there is not believed to be a wider threat to the community.

Superintendent Marcus Noden of GMP’s Salford District said: “Our thoughts remain with the victim and the child who was present during this terrible incident.

“It is only by extreme fortune and the swift actions of the emergency services that this shooting didn’t prove to be fatal.

“For a child to be witness to this type of incident makes the situation even worse.

“We have a specialist team dedicated to this investigation. Many lines of enquiry are being followed and I would like to take this opportunity to encourage anyone with information to contact us.

“We cannot allow a minority of individuals to perpetrate this kind of crime. We need the community’s help to end this kind of violence.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1205 of 30/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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