Man shot in the leg in Manchester

A man has suffered serious injuries after being shot in the leg.

Shortly after 7.30pm on Friday 21 March 2014, a 30-year-old man was dropped off at North Manchester General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg by someone in a dark coloured Citroen car, which did not remain at the scene.

An investigation by GMP’s Major Incident Team into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the shooting has been launched.

The man remains in a stable condition in hospital.

Detective Superintendent Serena Kennedy, said: “We are in the very early stages of our investigation, which will seek to determine who shot this person and why.

“At this moment in time our focus is on finding those who dropped him off at the hospital and identifying where this occurred.

“If anyone has any information in relation to this or the incident as a whole I would encourage them to contact us in complete confidence.

“I want to reassure the public that we have a team of officers working on this investigation and as soon as we are confident that we have established the location to the shooting we will have an increased presence in that area should the community wish to talk to us about this issue or any concerns they may have.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.