Two people have been charged following a shooting in Eccles

Robert White (25/04/1996) of Crowngreen Road, Eccles has been charged with section 18 assault, possession of a firearm with intent and possession of ammunition.

Lewis Gerrand (20/07/1992) of Springside Avenue, Worlsey has been charged with section 18 assault, possession of a firearm with intent, possession of ammunition, possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday 6 April 2019).

At around 10.50pm on Wednesday 3 April 2019, police were called by the North West Ambulance Service to Boundary Road in Irlam to a report that a man had been shot.

Specialist officers attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital where he has been treated for a gunshot wound to the leg.

Further enquiries established that the shooting had occurred off Barton Lane, Eccles.

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