Man dies from serious injuries in suspected shooting in Manchester

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A cordon at the scene is still in place and the public is advised to avoid the area

A man died in a suspected shooting in Manchester in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Police found a man, aged between 18 and 25, with serious injuries after a gun was fired on Claremont Road, Moss Side.

The man was taken to the hospital but unfortunately pronounced dead a short time later.

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Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation (Photo: Shutterstock)

Greater Manchester Police have now launched an investigation into the man’s death.

In a statement just after 6am Monday morning, police said a scene still exists at Princess Parkway and Claremont Road and the public are advised to avoid the area.

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Detective Superintendent Jude Holmes said: “First of all, at this extremely difficult time, my thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim at this devastating incident.

“While the investigation is still ongoing and at an early stage, we are working very hard to understand the full circumstances.

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“Our response included increased patrols in the immediate area to keep the community safe while much work was done overnight and continues today.”

Detective Holmes added: “Any details that might help us are asked to get in touch as we know there have been a number of potential witnesses to this serious incident.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 40 dated 15 August 2022.

Alternatively, information can be forwarded anonymously to the independent aid organization Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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