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Salford teenager shooting 'may be linked to pub murder'

Tatton Street, Ordsall
Image caption The teenagers were shot in Tatton Street, not far from The Wellington pub in Regent Road

Detectives investigating the shooting of two teenagers in Salford are looking into whether the incident is connected to a murder at a nearby pub.

A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were shot in Tatton Street, Ordsall at about 04:25 BST on Sunday.

Lee Erdman, 37, was shot dead in The Wellington pub in Regent Road on 10 September.

A police spokesman confirmed officers were investigating whether the shootings were connected.

The two teenagers were taken to hospital for treatment for non life-threatening injuries.

It is believed Mr Erdman was standing at the bar in The Wellington, following an altercation, when a gunman walked up to him, shot him and left.

Five men have been arrested over his death. A £50,000 reward has been offered to anyone who helps convict the gunman.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Greater Manchester Police or Crimestoppers.

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