Residents were shocked last night when a quiet resident of Drosldon opened fire on Kal-de-Sak.
Witnesses reported hearing two loud ‘bangs’ on Garden Avenue around 7.40pm on Thursday (July 1) evening. It is believed that two shots were fired after driving two vehicles in the area.
Passers-by reported that two ‘dark cars’ were speeding along Mussoorie Street – one on the right side of the road, raising the floor.
Police confirmed that they had “taken into account the accounts of two cars and several witnesses of two cars misleadingly in the area of Garden Fold, Garden Avenue and Fold Avenue in Drosden.”
A spokesman added: “Evidence of a firearm was later found on the meadow of Garden Fold Avenue, with its confluence with Market Street in Druidsden.”
No injuries have been reported and no arrests have been made so far. An investigation is underway.
A resident, who did not want to be named, said the cars were “doing 60mph”.
He walked like a bat out of hell. They balanced me after the wind. The car on the right side of the road hit the floor.
If I had been at the crossing then I would not have thought about what would have happened. They went so fast that you couldn’t even see the registration [plate]”
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The resident said he found the incident “horrific”.
He added: “I live alone and there are a lot of people with small children and I don’t think the police presence is enough.
“I am just worried and I am glad I did not see it.
“It scares you to think about what’s going on in your area.”
Longtime residents say the area once had a crime problem decades ago – but now it’s a quiet C-deck sock, full of family and retirees.
“Most people are old,” said Alan Broadshaw, 75. Manchester Evening News .
“It’s connected to the old people’s house, we all have bridges and a warden comes once a week.
“It’s busy in the baths, but I just sit outside and watch the birds and the trees. It’s very quiet.
Another anonymous resident added: “We don’t have much trouble. There is a lot of retirement, but there are also a lot of young people.
“We committed the crime 25 years ago. We had some people with guns, the whole place was full of them. That’s a long time ago.
Gavin Crossfield has lived in the area for 50 years and was shocked to hear of the incident.
“In general, this is a good area. I’m surprised,” said the 79-year-old.
Police have stepped up patrols after the shooting, said Abdul Wahar, a detective inspector in GMP’s Temiside district.
“It was a hot day when there was no doubt that people were enjoying the weather and thankfully no one was injured in this shocking move,” said Abdul Wahar, a detective inspector in GMP’s Thameside district.
“There are numerous witness accounts that now give a general picture of what happened, but public input is important for us to gather a more detailed picture to help identify those responsible.
“We want to hear from people who were in the area at the time, including anyone traveling by car who may have deskcam footage of the area. Any information, however mediocre, may be helpful. “
Anyone with information should contact the police on 0161 856 9262 regarding the incident 2799 of 01/07/21. The forces can also be reported live online Web chat function. Alternatively, details can be sent anonymously on 0800 555 111 via the charity Charity Stoppers.