Gun fired in ‘targeted’ attack on Penn Street in Moston, Manchester

Greater Manchester police have increased patrols in the area.

Police are investigating after gunshots were reported in Moston last night (26 September).

Officers were called at 9.45pm to Penn Street and discovered a firearm had been discharged at an address on the street.

No-one was hurt. Police have stepped up patrols in the area and officers remain at the scene, which has been cordoned off, this morning.

Inspector Sam Blackwood, of GMP’s City of Manchester district, said: “Extra officers have been deployed to Moston to complete extensive enquiries to arrest those responsible and to provide reassurance to members of the community who are concerned by this news.

“Though we are in the early stages of our investigation, we have information to suggest that this firearms discharge was targeted. I would like to reassure the public that we are treating this very seriously and doing everything we can to protect residents and investigate this incident.

"Officers are following a number of lines of enquiry but I ask anyone with information to contact us or Crimestoppers.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP via 0161 856 3882 quoting 3269 26/09/22. Information can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.