Man dies after suspected shooting in Manchester

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A man has died in a suspected shooting in east Manchester.

Police have said they believe the 32-year-old was killed in a targeted attack.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene on Welland Street in Manchester at about 2pm on Saturday, Greater Manchester Police said.

The force added it is believed he died as a result of gunshot wounds.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and officers are hunting a second man who is thought to have escaped in a vehicle.

The force has asked anyone who has mobile or CCTV footage that might help the investigation to contact them.

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Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst said: “Firstly, my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.

“We are in the early stages of our investigation, and a team of officers are working extremely hard to understand a comprehensive timeline of events that will help us piece together what has happened this afternoon.

“Though we believe this was a targeted attack, we recognise that incidents of this nature will understandably cause concern in communities across Greater Manchester.”

DS Hurst added there will now be an increase of highly visible police officers in the area over the coming days.