Moss Side shooting: police hunt for car after two girls hurt in drive-by shooting in Manchester

Police do not believe the teenagers were the intended target.

Police have renewed an appeal for information after two girls were hurt in a drive-by shooting in Manchester.

The incident happened shortly before 10.30pm on Friday 29 July, outside a house on Quinney Street where a party was taking place after Manchester Caribbean Carnival.

A 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital with serious injuried and a 13-year-old was hurt by shrapnel. Both are now recovering at home having left hospital.

GMP have today renewed an appeal for witnesses and issued new CCTV of a dark SUV type car which they want to trace.

Police in Manchester want to trace this car seen on CCTV (left) after a drive by shooting in Quinney Crescent, Moss Side

Detective Inspector Madeline Kelly, of the Xcalibre Task Force, said: “This incident could have been far more serious. We do not believe that the two girls were the intended targets, they were just at the address enjoying a party. This shows me that those responsible are dangerous and have zero regard for who could have been injured that night.

“Guns have no place on the streets of Manchester and we are determined to bring those responsible for this callous attack to justice. I am appealing to anyone who was in the Moss Side area on Friday 29 July, between 10pm and 11pm, who may have seen a vehicle being driven erratically to contact us.

“I am particularly interested in any sightings of a dark coloured SUV type car and I am asking for anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage which may have captured those responsible, either arriving or leaving the area, to please make contact. I have trained officers on hand who can download and review any footage.

“I am also appealing to anyone in the local community, or wider, who has any information about the incident to come forward either directly or via Crimestoppers.”

  • Anyone with information can contact police directly by calling 0161 856 6015 or 101or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Or you can share photos or footage via the GMP Major Incident Public Portal.