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Arrest made after car park shooting

Date published: 21 November 2018


A man has been arrested following a shooting in Oldham.

Shortly before 2.10pm on Monday (November 19), police received reports that shots had been fired in a car park at the junction of Ashton Road and Copster Hill Road.

Two men were seen getting out of a blue Vauxhall Astra before firing shotguns at a number of other men.

Officers swiftly responded but the offenders and the victim had already left the scene.

A short time later a 19-year-old man presented himself at hospital with gunshot wounds to his back, legs and buttocks.

A woman in her 50s later reported that she had been standing close to the carpark at the time of the incident and was hit by what is believed to have been a stray pellet.

The woman received a graze to the back of her knee, narrowly avoiding a serious injury.

An investigation was launched and earlier today (Wednesday), officers arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of violent disorder.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Kenny Blain, of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “We have been carrying out numerous lines of enquiries and we have now arrested a man in connection with this incident.

“Although we have a man in custody, our investigation is still in its early stages and I would ask anyone with information to please get in touch with police.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone with dashcam footage who was in the area around the time of this incident.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9080 quoting reference number 1128 of 20/11/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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