Murder probe begun after man shot dead in Wythenshawe

Scene of shooting
Image caption Police retained a presence at the petrol station on Monday morning

A murder inquiry has been launched after a 30-year-old man was shot dead in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester.

The man was taken to hospital for emergency surgery after he was shot in the stomach in Simonsway but he died a short time later.

Police said two cars pulled up near to a petrol station and some men began arguing shortly before the shooting, which happened at about 1400 BST.

Formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place, police said.

Detective Superintendent Mary Doyle, from Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team, said: "A young man has lost his life and we cannot imagine what his family are going through at this time.

"I can understand the community will be frightened and worried but there is nothing to suggest this was a random attack and they can be reassured that we are doing everything possible to catch those responsible.

"If anyone has any information about the incident, please contact us."

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