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Manchester shooting: Police scramble after shot fired in Rusholme – road closed

Greater Manchester Police has confirmed a firearm has been discharged at a shop window in Rusholme.  The incident took place at around 2pm and Wilmslow Road has been closed in both directions.

Police have said no one was injured during the incident.

The force added no arrests have been made.

An investigation remains ongoing and a large police cordon is in place from Moss Lane East and Great Western Street.

Public transport has also been put on diversion to Platt Lane, Lloyd Street South and Moss Lane East.

Police said the casing of a bullet was found at the scene.

It is understood officers continue to investigate the whereabouts of the bullet from the firearm.

In one video, several officers are seen conducting a fingertip search in the middle of Wilmslow road.

A drain cover has also been lifted up by officers during the hunt.

A number of residents have shared their concerns on social media following the incident this afternoon.

One user wrote on Twitter: “So many police cars in Rusholme, hope everyone is okay.”

A second tweeted: “What on earth has gone down in Rusholme then.”

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Police attended and established a firearm had been discharged at a shop window.

“A bullet casing was recovered from the scene. There are no reported injuries.

“No arrests have been made.”

Shortly after 7pm a police cordon was lifted and Wilmslow road has reopened in both directions.

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