Victim of shooting in Rochdale could need ‘urgent medical attention’

Greater Manchester Police have issued an update on reports of shots being fired in Rochdale last Thursday night (20th June) and say they believe one person may need ‘urgent medical attention’ as a result of the incident.

It was shortly after 9.50pm when officers were called to reports of shots heard on Ullswater Drive in Rochdale.

Officers attended and found evidence at the scene consistent with a firearms discharge.

Further investigation has established that a man was injured during the shooting, but left the scene shortly afterwards with a second man in a silver Volkswagen Passat.

The vehicle has now been recovered.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He remains in custody for questioning.

Superintendent Debbie Dooley of Greater Manchester Police’s Rochdale Division said: “I understand the concern that incidents like this cause in our communities.

“I want to reassure you that we believe this to be an isolated incident and have a team of detectives working to piece together the circumstances surrounding this shooting.

“We are appealing for the public’s help as part of enquiries.

“Were you in the area at the time? Do you have any information or dashcam footage that may assist our investigation? If so, please get in touch as soon as possible.

“We believe that a man has been injured in this shooting and may be in need of urgent medical attention. I would like to appeal to him directly to contact the emergency services as soon as possible.

“Residents in the vicinity of the incident will notice an increased police presence throughout the coming days. Please feel free to approach these officers, who will assist with any queries or concerns you may have.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8441 quoting incident 2323 of 20/06/19. Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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