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Breaking News ! A gunman blasted a house which was occupied in a night-time attack. The shooter arrived on foot in Madams Wood Road, Little Hulton, Salford. Greater Manchester Police confirmed two shots were fired into the property. At the time one man was inside the house, but he was not injured. Ballistic tests are still being carried out to establish the type of weapon used to shatter a window. Police were called to the street just before 1am today (May 4th) after shots were heard. GMP say at this stage the attack is not being linked to any other incident. The Little Hulton district has seen a number of shootings in recent years - including a spate in 2019 when homes in the Crescent Drive area were shot at, and before that in 2016 when an 18-month feud between two local crime gangs was raging. In the most notorious incident a man who had innocently gone out to buy a pint of milk was shot by mistake in Mill Hill in June 2016. In October 2015 a man survived an assassination attempt when he was shot three times on his doorstep in Coniston Avenue. A forensic officer takes pictures at the scene of the shooting in Madams Wood Road, Little Hulton (Image: STEVE ALLEN) Detectives were at the Madams Wood Road property this morning, with a forensic examination taking place in the afternoon. The ground floor window at the front of the property had been destroyed by the shots, before it was boarded up in the early hours of the morning. Shards of glass and sawdust were scattered across the pavement and roadside near the house. An officer remained at the scene throughout the morning, guarding a cordon around two homes at the end of the row of terraces. Read More Related Articles Teenage boy, 15, stabbed to death in Bolton is named Read More Related Articles Pub blames 'rule breaking ****heads' as it's 'closed until further notice' A patch of land to the side of the house, which led to the back of the homes, was also taped off. Several childrens toys lay discarded in the damp grass. One nearby resident didn't think much of the sound until officers rushed to the scene - claiming police had told him the shots were fired from a shotgun. He said: “It was quiet until I heard the gunshots. "At first I just thought it was fireworks, but then the police came and said it was two shotgun [shots]. "They were all out here until about 4, but other than that it was quiet afterwards too.” The boarded up window of the house targeted in the shooting on Madams Wood Road. A man was inside the property at the time, but was unhurt. (Image: STEVE ALLEN) The initial response saw Madams Wood Road completely closed for a few hours, with a police van parking up across the road to stop traffic. Armed police, four patrol cars, and two police vans were at the scene, with the police helicopter circling the area.
. He said: “I heard two bangs but I didn’t think anything of it, I was in bed at the time. "I thought it was just a car backfiring as it went past. "I heard a bit of commotion outside a little later, but because this is a main thoroughfare I just thought the police were going somewhere else. "We’ve never had anything like this round here - when I saw the tape this morning and two police vans and a car I thought there must have been a crash or something. "People come through so fast here that sounded likely.”
Police investigating the shooting in Madams Wood Road, Little Hulton
(Image: STEVE ALLEN)
Approximately one third of all shootings in Greater Manchester have been in Salford according to recent statistics. In November last year there were three shootings in five days. Two men were arrested in February after a motorbike involved in a shooting in Irlam crashed shortly afterwards. A shotgun was found in the street following the smash on Liverpool Road in Irlam. Police said the bike had been used in a shooting on nearby Kings Road minutes earlier. Last month a shot was fired into a house on Cholmondeley Road, Claremont. But shootings have almost halved, and 180 people have been arrested in an operation to diffuse a violent gang war in Salford. Scores of weapons, drugs, and cars, have been seized too.
Bullets recovered near the River Irwell in Kersal, Salford in November, after a shooting on nearby Littleton Road.
A special team was set up as part of Operation Naseby in April 2020 after a total of 25 shootings mostly involving a feud between two rival criminal groups, in the space of 12 months in the city. Covertly, and sometimes by using highly visible patrols, the team collated intelligence in a bid to bring multiple prosecutions of the city's gunmen and violent criminals.
Imitation handgun found in Higher Broughton, Salford, after a fifth sweep for weapons by police in the city. It was one of three guns found in the Great Clowes Street area.
Many key targets in the operation are behind bars. Some have been sentenced, others recalled to prison, and there are 42 court cases pending. Anyone with information on the most recent incident is asked to call 0161 856 5194 or 101 quoting incident number 105 of 04/05/2021 or report online to gmp.police.uk