Police are searching for a black BMW X5 as their investigation into a shooting in Clayton on Bank Holiday Monday continues.

An 18-year-old was with his friends at a barbecue was approached by a man and shot in the leg.He is still in hospital undergoing treatment for his serious injuries.

A woman, who was with the group of friends at the time of the incident, was also injured by a ricochet caused by the shot being fired. She was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

It is believed that the offender may have been driving a black BMW, with the registration MW17 XVL. Police are carrying out enquiries to trace the BMW’s movements that day, which they believe may have been taken to Blackpool.

Detective Inspector Claire Moss of GMP’s City of Manchester Division said: “This man was shot in broad daylight and we will carry on doing all we can to find out how this happened.

“A key part of these enquiries is to understand the car’s movements on Monday afternoon, so it’s vital we hear from anyone who may have seen a black BMW X5 in the area that day.

“If you came out of your house after hearing the bang and saw the car driving away, or have information that could help us to piece together what happened, please share this with police.

“Someone out there has information about how this young man came to be shot, and I would urge you to please report this as soon as you can, it could be the key to our investigation.”


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