Gunshots at Longsight engagement party prompts police investigation

Police were called just after 1am on Sunday 25 July after reports of people presenting themselves at hospital with gunshot wounds.

The Manc The Manc - 26th July 2021

Greater Manchester Police have launched an investigation after five people sustained gunshot wounds purportedly inflicted at an engagement party.

Police said four people had attended hospital for treatment in total – including a 16-year-old girl (who has since been discharged).

One 48-year-old male has already undergone surgery and remains in serious condition, whilst a 54-year-old man is also being treated for arm injuries.

A woman, 27, was also injured in the incident – which occurred around 1am on Sunday 25 July.

Police believe the injuries may have been inflicted when five gunshots were fired following an altercation at an engagement party on Birch Hall Lane in Longsight.


Police also received a report of a car on its roof on Thoresway Road. It is uncertain at the moment whether this is connected to the shootings but detectives say they are exploring every line of inquiry.

Superintendent John Harris from the City of Manchester District said: “This kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.


“Our enquiries are still in the very early stages as we piece together what took place overnight, but we are currently at the scene and we are collating any evidence that can aid in our pursuit of who is responsible.

“We understand that this incident is worrying for the community, we have extra police patrols in place, and we will work to find out exactly what has happened, and bring those responsible to justice.

“As we piece together the details, if you live in the area, and heard anything last night then I urge you to contact us, as any information could really help at this stage.”


Anyone with information can contact police via LiveChat on the GMP website or call 0161 856 4409 quoting incident 248 of 25/07/2021.

Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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