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Man dies after shooting incident

A man has died after being shot near a food wholesaler's.

The victim, believed to be 35, was blasted in the stomach and chest near Manchester Food Traders in Openshaw, east Manchester.

Police were called at 6.20pm yesterday following reports of a man with a gun and discovered the injured person.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.

Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This tragic incident is only a few hours old so it is far too early to go into exactly what has happened and why.

"All we can say for certain is that a man has tragically died after being shot and his family are absolutely devastated. Our thoughts are with them and we will be providing them with as much support as they need at this very difficult and upsetting time.

"Again, it is far too early to speculate about what has happened and why and that will be the subject of our inquiries over the next few hours.

"I would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward and there will be a large police presence in this area in the next few hours and days so if you either have information or any concerns then please approach an officer."

Anyone with information about the incident on Wood Street is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


From Belfast Telegraph