Wythenshawe shootings: Man arrested

A man has been arrested in connection with two shootings in Wythenshawe. 

The 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding and attempted murder respectively and remains in custody for police questioning. 

The arrest relates to two shootings – at Mountain Ash pub in Woodhouse Park and a house in Newall Green.

Police were called shortly before 9.25pm on Thursday 23 July 2015 to the Woodhouse Park pub to a report of a shooting.

A 29-year-old man had been shot in the leg. 

At around 1am on Saturday 1 August 2015, police were called to an address on Foxlair Road, Wythenshawe, following reports that a man had discharged a firearm through the front door of the property. 

The offender then fled towards Simonsway. 

An 18-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs. Both men are continuing to recover from their injuries. 

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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