Manhunt and huge police cordon after shooting on Greater Manchester street


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Police are hunting for a gunman who opened fire on a residential street.

The attack, in which a man was reportedly shot at, happened in Oldham, Greater Manchester, at around 11.15pm.

The street remains taped off by officers today as the investigation continues.

Several police vehicles are stationed at the scene, Manchester Evening News reports.

Forensic officers have been spotted in white hazmat suits working in the street.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed no arrests have been made at this stage.

Tweeting from the scene, Manchester Evening News reporter Nicole Wootton-Cane said “a large police scene is in place”.

She shared an image of the cordon, blocking off a significant section of the road near the town centre.

In a further tweet, she added: “I’m speaking to residents here – one man says he saw a man a gun and heard about ‘six or seven’ shots fired.”

A force spokesman said: “We’re investigating a shooting in Oldham last night (19 September) which thankfully saw no one injured. Shortly before 11.15pm we were called to Belmont Street after a man was reported to have been shot at.

“We have a cordon in place where the incident is believed to have occurred and the scene is likely to remain for much of the day. No arrests have been made and an investigation led by Oldham CID is underway.

“Any information should be passed to us online via our LiveChat facility on our website or by calling 101 quoting incident 3193 of 19/09/2022. Details can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Data recently showed 47.7 crimes are reported each year per 1,000 people in Oldham.


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