Woman injured after shots are fired at a property

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 17 April 2019

An investigation’s been launched and police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured during an incident where shots were fired at a property in Tameside.

Officers were called to an address on Marler Road in Hyde at around 10.10pm on Tuesday (16th April) following reports of shots been fired at a house.

When they arrived at the scene they discovered two shots had been fired at the front door of the property.

A woman in her 30s is understood to have received a minor leg injury which didn’t require medical attention, police have said she received the injury from flying glass from a vase which was shattered during the incident.

A scene remains in place at the property.

Officers are currently treating the incident as isolated and there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community.

Detective Inspector Joseph Harrop of Greater Manchester Police’s Tameside District said: “We understand the concern that an incident like this will cause in the vicinity.

“Thankfully, this incident only resulted in minor injuries, but the consequences could have been far more severe.

“I want to reassure people who live locally that this is being treated as an isolated incident and we have a team of officers working to establish the events before and after the shots were fired.

“If you have any information that can assist us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Information can be left with officers on 0161 856 5887 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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