Armed police moved to Manchester shooting streets
7 January 2016
From the section Manchester
A shooting took place on Calderdale Avenue in Chorlton on Tuesday night
Armed police are to be moved to parts of Manchester where gang feud shootings have taken place, after a spate of attacks in the city.
There have been eight shootings in the north and south of Manchester since 22 December and police say six of those were “targeted” gang-related attacks.
On Tuesday, shots were fired at houses in Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Crumpsall.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said armed officers would be in vehicles and “not on foot with machine guns”.
A GMP spokesman said: “Armed response vehicles will be moved to these areas.
“There will be a visible police presence in the areas affected by the recent shootings and armed response vehicles will also be on the streets as …read more
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