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A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in Wigan
Monday 30th March, 2015

Shortly before 5.20pm on Monday 30 March 2015, police were called to Bolton Road, Ashton in Makerfield, following reports shots had been fired at a car wash.

Officers attended and spoke to witnesses who describe seeing a man, who was wearing a balaclava, get out of a white car and fire several shots towards the car wash.

The car was then driven off.

A short time later police were informed that a man had attended hospital for treatment to injuries to his abdomen.

Part of Bolton Road has been shut and is expected to remain closed for some time.

Detective Inspector Matthew Moore, said: “This incident has only just occurred so the full circumstances of what happened or why remain unclear.

“We know shots were fired at a car wash and a man has attended hospital with serious injuries.

“Such indiscriminate use of a firearm could have resulted in multiple deaths and I want to reassure local residents a full and thorough investigation is already underway.

“If anyone witnessed what happened or has information about those responsible or the motive behind the attack I would urge them to call us immediately.

“I would also appeal to anyone who has seen the car since this incident to get in touch.

“All information will be treated in strict confidence.”

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

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