Two men have been arrested after shots were fired in Moss Side following a carnival.

The men, aged 24 and 30,who both remain in custody under suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm,will continue to be questioned by detectives.They were arrested by officers from GMP’s Major Incident Team were joined by the Tactical Aid Unit to make the arrests in the Baguley and Fallowfield area.

Twelve people had to be treated at hospital for injuries including a 12-year-old girl after shots were fired in the early hours of 12th August,the same weekend the Caribbean Carnival was taking place.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, who is leading the Major Incident Team investigation, said: “Since this dangerous attack we have trawled through all available CCTV and intelligence to try and piece together the events of that morning.

“Today our investigation has led us to the arrest of two men and we will continue to question them in relation to the shooting.

“Our priority is, and will continue to be, to find those responsible.

“I would still urge the community to come forward with information as our investigation does not stop here. If you know anything, then please tell us.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 6777 quoting incident number 297 of 12 August or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Anybody with images or video of the incident can send them to police via Dropbox using scd.cctv@gmp.police


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here