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A man has died following a shooting in Moss Side this morning

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 15th August 2022

A man, believed to be aged between 18 and 25 years old, has died following a reported shooting in Moss Side.

Emergency services were scrambled to reports of a firearm discharge on Claremont Road just after midnight on Monday 15 August.

A man was found with serious injuries and rushed to hospital, but was tragically pronounced dead a short time later.

GMP has launched an investigation and is now appealing for information and for any witnesses to come forward.

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The Moss Side area hosted the The Manchester Caribbean Carnival over the weekend, with the heart of the action in Alexandra Park.

This morning, members of the public are being advised to avoid the area around Princess Parkway and Claremont Road, as a large scene is place.

Several bus routes are being diverted around the scene – Stagecoach has said that routes 101, 102, 103 and 108 are all impacted.

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Detective Superintendent Jude Holmes said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time in what is a devastating incident.

“Whilst the investigation is ongoing and at its early stages, we’re working extremely hard to understand the full circumstances.

“Our response has included increased patrols in the immediate area to keep the community safe, whilst a lot of work has been undertaken overnight and will continue today.

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Any details that may help us is asked to get in touch, as we know there were a number of potential witnesses to this serious incident.”

Anyone with information relating to the shooting in Moss Side is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 quoting log number 40 of the 15th August 2022.

Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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