Major police investigation launched after man ‘seriously injured’ in suspected firearms discharge in Salford

A Section 60 'stop and search' order was also put in place.

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 28th May 2024

A major police investigation has been launched after a man was left ‘seriously injured’ following a suspected firearms discharge in Salford.

According to Greater Manchester Police (GMP), officers received reports of a suspected firearms discharge at a property on Aspinall Crescent in the Greater Manchester city of Salford at around 9:30pm on Sunday evening (26 May), and when emergency services attended the scene, they found a 20-year-old man with “serious injuries”.

The young man was subsequently taken to hospital following the distressing incident.

Officers remain at the scene, according the GMP, and a police investigation has now been launched to determine the full circumstances that led up to the incident.

On top of the investigation being launched, a Section 60 was also implemented in Worsley too – which was in place until 12:45am this morning (28/05/24), and authorised police the use of Section 60 ‘stop and search’ powers across a designated area within specific times.


At this time, GMP says it believes the incident was a targeted attack with “no wider threat to the public”.

“We launched an investigation and a team of officers in our Crime Investigation Department are working tirelessly to understand what has happened,” explained Chief Inspector Darren Whitehead, of GMP’s Salford district.


“Through initial enquiries, we believe this was a targeted attack with no threat to the wider public, but we do recognise the shock that the news of this incident will have on the local residents nearby and more widely across Greater Manchester.

Major police investigation launched after man ‘seriously injured’ in suspected firearms discharge in Salford / Credit: Google Maps

“There will be an increase of policing activity in the area over the coming days whilst we investigate and anyone with any concerns is encouraged to come and speak to us. We have officers at the scene who are happy to provide a listening ear to any concerns you may have.”

Chief Inspector Whitehead has also issued an urgent public appeal, and has asked that any witnesses, or anyone who may have CCTV, dashcam, or doorbell footage, to come forward and report it to police to help aid ongoing investigations.


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Information and footage can be reported to GMP on 101 quoting log number 3266 26/5/2024, or alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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