Police release number plates of two cars they are hunting after shooting

A police investigation is underway after gunshots were fired at a house in Wigan.

Police were scrambled to the scene of the shooting of Fisher Close at around 10pm on Saturday night (July 8). They found shots had been blasted at a property.

No-one was injured in the incident. No arrests have been made yet, police said.

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Detectives are now appealing for members of the public to come forward with any information. Officers believe that two cars may have been used by the suspects in the build-up to the shooting.

The first is a black Vauxhall Corsa, with the registration PK21NBB. The second is a black Peugeot 308 with the registration YD59 RVJ.

Both of these cars have now been recovered. Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage of these vehicles is being urged to contact police, particularly anyone who saw them in the Abram area or on the streets of Rose Avenue, Prestt Grove and Fisher Close.

Police have stepped up patrols in Wigan after a firearms discharge on Fisher Close
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Detective Superintendent Simon Hurst, of GMP’s Wigan district, said: “We understand any incidents involving firearms can raise some serious concern in the community and since the report on Saturday night we have been working hard to establish the full circumstances.

“I am appealing for witnesses who have seen the vehicles and their occupants in the days leading up to the discharge and I am especially interested to hear from anyone in the area of Fisher Close both during the early hours of Saturday 8 July and then later that night around 10pm. This will enable us to understand the movements to help with our enquiries.

“Patrols remain in place to provide visible reassurance whilst we continue to identify those responsible and I would urge the local community to report anything they may have seen out of the ordinary from the weekend.

“You can do this by calling 0161 856 7501 or 101 quoting incident 3918 of 08/07/2023. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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