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16 year old girl shot after Moss side drive-by outside party

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Jul 31, 2022
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Police in south Manchester have been granted extra stop and search powers. It comes after a teenage girl was shot.

The 16-year-old girl was hit by a single bullet after a gunman opened fire at a crowd outside a party on Quinney Crescent in Moss Side at around 10.30pm on Friday evening (July 29).

Police said they are investigating a drive-by shooting in Manchester last night that has left a teenage girl hospitalised. Shortly before 10.30pm on Friday (29 July) we were called to a report of a person injured outside an address on Quinney Crescent in the Moss Side area of the city.

She is being treated in hospital but fortunately did not receive serious injuries in the attack. No arrests have been made and GMP have launched an investigation.

The force’s Longsight and Moss Side branch issued a tweet on Saturday evening (July 30) informing members of the public that ‘additional powers’ to stop and search people will be in place until 6am on Sunday.

A large cordon remains in place today at the scene. GMP said: “We thank the local community for their cooperation while this takes place. We have additional officers patrolling the area this weekend and encourage anyone with concerns or information to approach us to talk in confidence.

A picture of a map was also posted which shows a large area between the A57 Mancunian Way and Princess Parkway south of Alexandra Park within the catchment. Police will also have the powers to disperse people from the area.

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In a statement released earlier today, a spokesperson for the force said: “The victim – a 16-year-old girl – was taken to hospital in a stable condition with a wound that is believed to have been caused by a firearms discharge.

“Detectives from our Longsight CID are investigating the incident and believe that a single shot was fired by a passing vehicle at a crowd outside the address where a party was being held.

Chief Superintendent Robert Cousen, commander of our City of Manchester division, said: “My thoughts are with the victim whose physical injuries are thankfully not serious and she is able to talk to our officers in hospital, but that does not diminish what could’ve happened here as incidents of this nature are always reckless, serious and risk lives being lost.

“We’re doing all we can to unpick the circumstances of this incident and to ensure that whoever is responsible is caught and brought to justice. This involves a lot of work that has been going on overnight – and continues into today – on Quinney Crescent and the surrounding area, as well as extensive investigative work beyond the scene to progress this investigation as quickly as possible.

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