Gunshot man dropped at Manchester hospital

Police are investigating after a man who had been shot in the chest was dropped off at a Manchester hospital in a car which was then driven off.

The man, in his 30s, was driven to North Manchester General in a dark-coloured BMW at 21:30 BST on Sunday.

After ambulance staff helped him out of the car, it was driven off towards Crumpsall.

Police said there was no evidence linking the shooting to recent gun and grenade attacks in the area.

David Short, 46, was found dead at a house in Folkestone Road East, Clayton, on 10 August after an explosion and shots were heard.

A similar attack took place on a house in Luke Road, Droylsden, minutes later but no-one was hurt. Four people have been arrested.

Community 'anxiety'

The man driven to hospital on Sunday was said to be in a serious but stable condition.

Police are trying to find out how and where the shooting happened.

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan said: "It is important therefore we do not speculate but stick to the facts as we have them, which is that a man was driven to the hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

"However, we of course understand there will be anxiety that a firearm has been discharged and a man has been injured.

"What I want to stress is that we are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of exactly what has gone on so we can find whomever is responsible and take whatever weapon they have off the streets."

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