A YOUTH was seriously injured after being shot in the chest with a shotgun on a residential street.
Police officers rushed to Langdale Avenue in Stretford, Manchester this afternoon to report a 16-year-old boy was shot at 4.30pm.
The boy was taken to the hospital, where he remains with a serious but non-life-threatening chest injury.
Witnesses said they heard a woman scream “You shot my son” as a group of people fled the scene.
One person told MEN: “I heard a woman scream and she screamed, ‘You shot my son.’
“I wanted to call an ambulance but I could already hear the sirens.”
Another added: “Just after 4pm I heard what sounded like a gunshot followed by yelling and screaming.”
“A lady on the street was yelling at her children to go inside.”
Trafford GMP District Detective Inspector Matt Dixon said: “I would like to reassure the local community that we have increased the number of patrol officers stationed in the area and are working flat out to understand the full circumstances of this incident.”
“Most importantly, if you have any questions about this incident or have broader concerns about issues in your area, please contact one of our officials in the area who are at your disposal.
“We urge the public to come forward if they have any information that may assist our investigations, and if they have CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage to report it to us directly.”
“We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who was in the area before, during or after the incident and may have seen something. No matter how small the information may seem, it could prove vital.”
If you have information that might assist the investigation, please contacton 0161 856 4081 quoting Minutes 2552 dated 10/08/23.