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Gunman fires pistol and jumps on car bonnet at Higher Ince
1:12pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
PISTOL shots rang out on Sunday night in a housing estate on the outskirts of Hindley.
At 10.30pm police were called to Falkirk Drive in Higher Ince following reports that shots had been fired.
Specially trained officers from Greater Manchester Police’s Tactical Aid Unit raced to the scene and found empty cartridge casings.
Officers were told by witnesses that a man, described as white and about 5ft 10in, was seen carrying a handgun. He was wearing camouflage clothing and jumped on the bonnet of a car before running off.
Police are now appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
Det Insp Martin Reddington said: “Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of this incident, which we are treating as a genuine firearms discharge.
“Initial inquiries have established that a man wearing camouflaged clothing was seen with a handgun at the time of the shooting, jumping up and down on the bonnet of a car.
“Our inquiries are now focused on finding this man and the weapon and taking it off the streets.
“I would appeal to anyone who either witnessed the incident itself or perhaps saw this man in the area at about the time of the shooting to come forward.
“Any time a gun is fired it has the potential to seriously injure someone – in some cases even worse.
“Thankfully no-one was hurt during the incident but this is probably more by chance than design and it is imperative we find both the offender and the gun itself as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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