Po­lice ap­peal af­ter man, 30, in­jured in shoot­ing

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PO­LICE are hunt­ing a gun­man who blasted a man in the leg with a shot­gun.

The vic­tim, 30, was rushed to hospi­tal but is not thought to have suf­fered life-threat­en­ing in­juries.

The man was shot on Carfield, Skelmers­dale, early on Thurs­day, July 23, and the shooter fled be­fore po­lice and paramedics ar­rived at the scene.

No arrests have yet been made and po­lice are ap­peal­ing for any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward.

DI Jason Richard­son from Skelmers­dale CID said: “I would like to re­as­sure peo­ple that we have a team of of­fi­cers work­ing on find­ing who was re­spon­si­ble.

“We will re­main in the area speak­ing to peo­ple as part of our in­ves­ti­ga­tion and to re­as­sure the com­mu­nity.

“If you know any­thing about this in­ci­dent, please call 101 quot­ing log num­ber 0042 of July 23.”

Al­ter­na­tively, you can con­tact in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555111 or on­line at crimestop­pers-uk.org

Po­lice at the scene of the shoot­ing on Carfield on July 23

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