Teenage girl, 16, hospitalised after drive-by shooting in Manchester

Quinney Crescent, Manchester.
Quinney Crescent, Manchester.

Greater Manchester police said the incident happened shortly before 10.30 last night.

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A 16-year old girl has been injured in a drive-by shooting in Manchester.

Greater Manchester police said the incident happened shortly before 10.30 last night.

Officers were called to reports a person had been shot outside an address on Quinney Crescent in the Moss Side area of the city.

The victim was taken to hospital in a stable condition with a “firearms related” wound.

As the girl continues to recover in hospital, her family is being supported by specialist officers.

Greater Manchester police said detectives from Longsight CID are investigating the incident and believe that a single shot was fired by a passing vehicle.

The shot was aimed in the direction of a crowd of people outside the address, where a party was being held.

Police do not believe that the 16-year-old was the intended target, but they have not yet established a motive for the attack.

An extensive cordon is in place around the scene of the shooting; as officers make door-to-door inquiries in the neighbourhood.

The force said that additional officers were patrolling the area this weekend to help reassure the local community.

No arrests have been made so far and police are urging people who saw or heard anything to contact them.

Chief Superintendent Robert Cousen 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.”