Oldham shooting: Belmont Street gun incident saw three shots fired at ‘wrong target’

It’s thought the shooting following an earlier incident on Radcliffe Street.

Greater Manchester police are investigating an incident in Oldham which saw three shots fired.

Officers were called to Belmont Street at 11.15pm on Monday (19 September) and have since confirmed three shots were fired at a man by men in balaclavas.

No-one was hurt and no arrests have yet been made but police believe there was a link with an earlier incident shortly before on Radcliffe Street where threats were made with a firearm.

Police said the motive is currently unknown but they suspect the victim was not the intended target.

A general view of Belmont Street, Oldham. Credit Google

Detective Inspector Madaleine Atherton, of our Oldham CID, said: “We’re moving at pace to establish what has caused this brazen and shocking attack, and to ensure that anyone involved is found and interrogated about it.

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“Our officers have been out speaking to people in the community and we share their sense of shock about what has happened, but we want to send a strong message that gun crime is deplorable and we will do all we can to drive out such violence in Oldham.

“We have seen the devastating consequences of guns being carried and used in our region all too recently, and while thankfully no one was injured, it does not diminish the seriousness in which we are treating this – therefore any information the public has must be shared with us.”

Any information should be passed to police online via the LiveChat facility on the GMP website or by calling 101 quoting incident 3193 of 19/09/2022.

Details can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.