Police have launched an investigation after shots were fired at a house in Hattersley yesterday afternoon.

A man, who was riding a white scrambler-type bike – shot at a property on Hattersley Road West around 2.00pm

A number of shots were fired before he sped off.

No one was injured and the house is not believed to be damaged.

Initial enquiries by officers have established the man was wearing all dark clothing but officers are currently analysing extensive CCTV.

Chief Superintendent Neal Evans, from GMP’s Tameside borough, said: “Thankfully no one was injured during this reckless act which could have had devastating consequences.

“We are currently treating it as targeted and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public, although I can understand community concerns.

“Although we are in the very early stages of the investigation we already have a number of lines of enquiry and a dedicated team are currently out speaking to people in the area.

“Extra officers will also be in patrolling the neighbourhood whilst our forensics team will be working at the scene recovering evidence.

“The white bike the man was driving would have stood out and I am asking for anyone who saw a bike matching this description in the area today, or over the past few days, to please get in touch.

“If you have any information about this incident – or who is responsible for it – I implore you to call police.

“Guns have no place on our streets and we will do everything we can to find this man.”

Information can be passed on to police by calling 101 and quoting incident number 1318 of 28 October 2017.

If you don’t want to give your name or any details about who you are, you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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