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Attempted murder in Salford: Man, 26, taken to hospital with gunshot wound to chest

Police are investigating after a man was shot in a ‘targeted’ incident in Salford.

At about 1am on Monday 3 October 2016, staff at Salford Royal Hospital reported to police that a 26-year-old man had arrived at A&E with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The victim had suffered gunshot wounds and was treated for his injuries.

He is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

Detectives are treating the incident as an attempted murder.

Police are appealing to the public for information in relation to the attack.

Detective Inspector Benjamin Hart said: “This man is fortunate to have only suffered the injuries that he did; the wounds had the potential to be far worse and could well have been fatal.

“At this time, we believe this was a targeted shooting which was isolated and deliberate.

“I want to reassure the Salford community that there will be a full and comprehensive investigation, which will target those who see fit to use firearms against others.

“At this time, there is a team of local detectives working on this to find out what led to the shooting, who committed the crime, and where the firearm is now located.”

Anyone with information which may help any aspect of the investigation should call police on 101 and quote the reference number 75 of 3 October, or call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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