Police appeal for information after shots fired at Burnage burger bar
The gunman fled the scene.
Police are appealing for information after a suspected firearms discharge at a burger restaurant in Burnage.
Greater Manchester Police say they were called to reports of a suspected firearms discharge just before 11pm on Sunday night.
Said to be a ‘targeted attack’, a man is reported to have entered Drip on Kingsway and fired two shots, before making off on a bike.
He is described as being a tall, slim male.
Thankfully, no injuries have been reported and a scene remains in place while enquiries are carried out.
No arrests have been made yet and GMP officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
Superintendent Paul Walker of Greater Manchester Police said: “Firstly, I want to reassure the local community that we believe this incident to be a targeted attack and there is no risk to the wider public.
“Thankfully no injuries were reported and we are following up a number of lines of inquiry to trace and arrest the person responsible.
“We have increased the number of patrol officers around the local area and if you have any concerns I would urge you to speak to them as they are on hand to help and reassure you.
“We are now appealing to members of the public who might have witnessed something or might have information that could aid our investigation to please come forwards and share it with us.”
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Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Ray Ali, 37, from Drip said: “There were two members of staff in at the time and a customer. It must have been terrifying for them.”
He added: “I just have no idea why we would be targeted. I am not in trouble with anyone.”
Anyone with information or footage – including CCTV, doorbell or dashcam – related to this incident is urged to contact GMP. You can do so by calling 0161 856 6051 or 0161 856 6063 and remember to quote log 3453 of 30/04/2023. You can also make a report via the LiveChat function on GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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