Leigh double shooting latest: Greater Manchester police believe it was a ‘targeted attack’

Police say they are following ‘significant’ lines of inquiry.

Police probing a double shooting in Leigh say they believe it was a ‘targeted attack.’

Two men were attacked on Hawthorn Grove and Shadwell Grove on Wednesday afternoon. At around 5.45pm on Wednesday January 25, police were called by the ambulance service responding to an incident on Hawthorn Grove in Leigh

Officers attended and established that a gun had been fired at a home there and that a man in his 20s was taken to hospital.

A short time later, officers received a report of a second firearms discharge on Shadwell Grove, also in Leigh.

A second man, in his 30s, was also taken to hospital. Police said on Thursday night that they are in a stable condition.

The police cordon at Shadwell Grove
The police cordon at Shadwell Grove
The police cordon at Shadwell Grove

What do police say?

Chief Superintendent Emily Higham, of GMPs Wigan Divison, said:”Enquiries are still very much on going today and we are following a number of leads to try and locate the offenders.

“We are appealing to the public to please get in touch with police if you have any information at all, as the slightest bit of information could really help us with our investigation.

“I understand that the local community will be worried and so we do have extra patrols in the area for reassurance. Please do stop and speak to our officers if you have any concerns at all. Our initial enquiries lead us to believe that this has been a targeted attack and we are currently following some significant lines of enquiry.”

  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9101 or 0943 quoting 2599 26/01/22 or the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.