Woman, 41, is shot twice as gunman opens fire through the window of her home in Manchester
- A woman was shot in the back in Redland Court in Wigan, Manchester, today
- Recovering in hospital but her injuries are not life threatening and no arrests made yet
- Police responded to reports of gunfire around 11.12am and then 12.15am nearby
- At 12.20am they were called to Redland and a burned BMW was found close
- Wigan chiefs say there will be more police patrols and are linking the incidents
A woman was shot twice in the back after gunmen fired through the window of her Manchester home.
The 41-year-old is recovering in hospital after the attack in Redland Court, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan in Greater Manchester, around 12.20am today.
A gunshot pierced through the woman’s window and has done visible damage to both floors of her home.
A woman was shot twice in the back through the window of her home in Redland Court, Wigan, Greater Manchester, around 12.20am today
Vicky H was in the area at the time and said she thought the sound was fireworks while another told Manchester Evening News how they heard ‘seven or eight bangs’.
Police attended the scene after receiving reports of gunfire and described her injuries as ‘non life threatening’ – while a a burned out BMW was found on a dirt track leading off Bolton Road, Wigan.
The Greater Manchester team also responded to similar reports around a mile-and-a-half away at 11.12am in Vicarage Lane and then at 12.15am, but no injuries were reported from the scene.
Police responded to two other incidents of gunfire being heard in Wigan (pictured) at 11.15am and 12.15am – and say they could be linked (file image)
Please contact the police on 0161 856 3034 quoting incident number 0050 of 12/09/2019, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are linking the two incidents but no arrests had been made and enquiries are ongoing.
Chief Inspector Liz Sanderson, of GMP’s Wigan district, said: ‘Our thoughts are with the woman as she makes her recovery and I would like to stress just how seriously we are taking these incidents.
‘Firearms were discharged at both locations within a matter of minutes of each other and we are treating these two incidents as linked.
‘We would like to reassure residents that extra patrols will be in the area and anyone with concerns should speak to a police officer.’
If you have any information, please contact police on 0161 856 3034 quoting incident number 0050 of 12/09/2019, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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