A man is in hospital with serious injuries after a shooting in Bury this morning.

Police were called to Harris Drive in the Unsworth District just before 9.00am,to reports that shots had been fired

A short time later a man in his 30s presented himself at hospital with injuries to his upper body.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and there are increased police patrols in the nearby area.

Chief Inspector Phil Spurgeon, of GMP’s Bury borough, said: “I understand that this incident will cause concern in the community but I want to reassure local people that we are responding as a matter of priority.

“We currently have police at the scene and in the nearby area carrying out enquiries and searching for the people responsible for this shocking incident.

“Our investigation is in its early stages and we have a team of detectives working to establish the full circumstances of exactly what has happened but I would ask that anybody with information contacts police immediately.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8172 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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