Monday, 21 Oct 2019

Children almost hit in drive-by shooting near primary school

Terrified children were almost got caught up in a drive by shooting in Salford this afternoon.

Shots were fired in what police believe to be a ‘targeted attack’ near Lark Hill Primary School at around 3pm.

Pupils almost got caught in the crossfire, as they had just left school and were visiting a row of shops where the shooting began.

It is understood several shots were fired at a black Audi from a motorbike.

The shooting continued as the bike pursued the car towards the nearby Clarendon Recreation Centre.

The car was then abandoned and its occupants are thought to have escape.

A blue Renault Megane with bullet holes in the front and rear windscreen can also be seen inside a smaller cordon on a nearby street.

The black Audi was being shot at as it was chased down the road by a motorbike (Picture: MEN Media) 
A smashed Renault Megane is being inspected by forensics officers (Picture: MEN Media)
Investigators are sweeping the area in Salford, Greater Manchester (Picture: MEN Media)

Forensic investigators have been examining the vehicles while detectives carry out door-to-door enquiries.

Local councillor John Warmisham said: ‘I’m extremely concerned that this shooting took place as children who have come out of Lark Hill Primary School were visiting shops nearby.

‘In addition there were members of the public and people using Clarendon Recreation Centre.’

A resident who lives nearby said: ‘We were inside when it happened.

‘My son heard about seven shots, it sounded like fireworks.

‘We saw a car with its back screen all smashed through.’

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