Manchester shooting: girl, 16, hurt in firearms incident in Moss Side

Police reckon she was not the intended target in the incident outside a party in Quinney Crescent.

Police are probing a drive-by shooting in Manchester that has left a teenage girl in hospital.

Shortly before 10.30pm on Friday (29 July) GMP officers were called to a report of a person injured outside an address on Quinney Crescent in Moss Side.

The victim – a 16-year-old girl – was taken to hospital in a stable condition with a wound that is believed to have been caused by a firearms discharge. She was not seriously hurt but remains in hospital.

Detectives from Longsight CID believe that a single shot was fired by a passing vehicle at a crowd outside the address where a party was being held.

GMP said it is not thought that the girl was the intended target and an extensive cordon is in place at the scene, with extra patrols in the area. Stop and search powers were also brought in over the weekend in the area.

No arrests have been made and police want to speak to witnesses.

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Chief Superintendent Robert Cousen, commander of our City of Manchester division, said: “My thoughts are with the victim whose physical injuries are thankfully not serious and she is able to talk to our officers in hospital, but that does not diminish what could’ve happened here as incidents of this nature are always reckless, serious and risk lives being lost.

“We’re doing all we can to unpick the circumstances of this incident and to ensure that whoever is responsible is caught and brought to justice.

“This involves a lot of work that has been going on overnight - and continues into today - on Quinney Crescent and the surrounding area, as well as extensive investigative work beyond the scene to progress this investigation as quickly as possible.

“I thank the local community for their support and cooperation while this takes place and ask anyone with information to get in touch, as we know there was a party happening last night that we are confident will provide us with a number of potential witnesses to what occurred.”

  • Anyone with information should contact GMP online via the LiveChat facility on our website, or by calling 0161 856 4382 quoting incident 3388 of 29/07/2022.

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