Bury shooting leaves teenage boy fighting for life as police swoop on scene

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A teenager is fighting for his life after a shooting in Bury.

Greater Manchester Police said they were called to reports of shots fired on Chesham Road at around 9.36pm.

It has been declared a "serious incident".

The victim, a teenage boy, has been left with life-threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made, and the age of the teenager is not yet known.

There is now a large police presence in the area, with more than 10 police cars at the scene.

An investigation is under way, but further details are not yet known at this stage.

In a statement, GMP said: "Police are responding to a serious incident in Bury.

"Officers were called shortly after 9.35pm this evening, Wednesday, to reports of shots fired on Chesham Road.

"A teenage boy has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

"No arrests have been made and initial enquiries are underway.

"A scene is in place and a large high-visibility police presence will remain in the area."

It's understood a large police cordon also involves Dawson Street and a section of Walmersley Road as well as Chesham Road, which is near Clarence Park.

One witness said in excess of 10 police vehicles were at the scene, with investigations ongoing.

No further details have been revealed.

The force has issued an appeal for witnesses.

Anyone with any information should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 3452 of 12/08/2020. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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