It has been confirmed that an investigation is now underway.
The investigation comes after police we were called to reports of a person injured outside an address on Quinney Crescent in the Moss Side area of the city shortly before 10.30pm on Friday 29 July, and the victim – a 16-year-old girl – was taken to hospital in a stable condition, with a wound that GMP says it believes was “caused by a firearms discharge”.
The teenage girl’s physical injuries are thankfully understood to not be serious, according to GMP, and officers are confirmed to be with her and her family as she continues to recover in hospital.
Detectives from GMP’s Longsight CID say they believe that a single shot was fired by a passing vehicle at a crowd outside the address where a party was being held, and while it’s not thought that the girl was the intended target, enquiries are moving at pace to “establish the reason for the incident” and the people responsible for it.
No arrests are confirmed to have been made at this time.
In the aftermath of the shocking incident, an extensive cordon was put in place at the scene while police investigated, additional officers were seen patrolling the area, and wider Section 60 ‘stop and search’ powers were obtained to be used in parts of the Hulme, Moss Side and Whalley Range areas of the city over the weekend.
Members of the public with concerns or information were encouraged to approach officers and talk to them with confidence.
“My thoughts are with the victim whose physical injuries are thankfully not serious, but that does not diminish what could’ve happened here as incidents of this nature are always reckless, serious and risk lives being lost,” said Chief Superintendent Robert Cousen.
“We’re doing all we can to unpick the circumstances of this incident and to ensure that whoever is responsible is caught and brought to justice.”
He continued: “I thank the local community for their support and cooperation while this takes place and ask anyone with information to get in touch, as we know there was a party happening last night that we are confident will provide us with a number of potential witnesses to what occurred.”
Anyone with information should contact us online via the LiveChat facility on the GMP website, or by calling 0161 856 4382 quoting incident 3388 of 29/07/2022.
Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Pop Idol star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead, age 41
Former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has been found dead at the age of 41, his family has announced.
“Darius was found unresponsive in bed in his apartment room in Rochester, Minnesota, on August 11 and was pronounced dead in the afternoon by the local medical examiners’ office.
“The local police department have confirmed that there were no signs of intent or suspicious circumstances. The cause of his sudden death is unknown at this stage while medical examinations continue.
“We ask that you kindly respect our wishes for privacy at this time whilst we come to terms with the tragic loss of our son and brother.”
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A Japanese fine dining restaurant is opening in the former Randall & Aubin site
A new Japanese fine dining restaurant will open on Bridge Street in Manchester this October, bringing a theatrical ‘multi-sensory’ dining experience to the city.
Giving diners the chance to dine from specially created 7 and 11-course tasting menus or opt for a traditional ‘chef’s choice’ experience at its six-seat Omakase counter, bosses say it will offer a contemporary interpretation of Japanese dishes currently not seen outside of London.
Called MUSU, which translates as ‘infinite possibilities,’ the restaurant is the brainchild of Chef Patron Michael Shaw, who has worked at top eateries including Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons and Richard Neat’s eponymous restaurant in Canne.
Shaw has spent the last 18 months honing his passion for Japanese cuisine in preparation to open MUSU and will bring on Head Sushi Chef Andre Aguiar, who has trained under renowned Japanese sushi master YugoKato, to head up the kitchen.
When MUSU it opens its doors on Bridge Street on 6 October, diners will be treated to a new tasting menu concept that promises to deliver a ‘multi-sensory dining experience.’
Its menu is divided into three sections – Sentaku, Kaiseki and Omakase – giving diners the choice between ordering dishes a la carte style, opting for a set seven or eleven-course tasting menu, or entrusting the chef to create their ‘perfect menu.’
As for the new high-end Japanese restaurant’s design, MUSU’s multi-million-pound interiors will boast bespoke Italian furniture, subtle mood lighting and bespoke Geisha-inspired walls, with a bar made from Dekton stone, banana leaf patterned brass and onyx.