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Little Hulton house shooting: Three age 17, 18 and 20 arrested

Police have arrested two boys age 17 and 18 and a 20-year-old man after a house was shot at in Little Hulton.

Around 12.10am last night an unknown gunman fired at least one bullet through the first floor window of a house on Thornfield Grove.

No-one was hurt, but there was damage to the window.

Information from the community was vital in securing the arrests, said detectives, who branded the shooting “a targeted incident” and unrelated to any other recent shootings in Salford.

Each man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

The 17-year-old and 20-year-old were also arrrested on suscipion of possession of Class A drugs and cannabis, said police.

All three are still in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Mark Kenny of GMP’s Salford Division said: “We have got a team of officers who are continuing to investigate and we have increased patrols in the area so if anybody has any concerns then please approach one of our officers who will be happy to speak to you.

“With incidents such as these a large part of the investigation can rest on assistance coming in from the public and I would like to urge anybody with information to please contact police.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 5345 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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