Bullet found after shooting in Atherton street
A BULLET has been found lodged in a car door after a shooting in Atherton.
A report of shots being fired was given to police at about 10.20pm yesterday in Coronation Avenue.
This morning, at about 10.30am, someone reported to police that a bullet was lodged in the door of a Fiat Punto.
A section of nearby Spa Road is closed to traffic while police forensic experts examine the scene.
Police say no one was injured in the incident.
Det Chief Insp Howard Millington said: "We are at the early stages of this investigation, and it would therefore be too early to speculate as to what may have happened.
"However, I do want to say that we are determined to establish the full facts and get to the bottom of what happened and are working tirelessly to do this.
"Somebody going about their business could have been killed or seriously injured as a result of this incident, so we to find the person responsible for the shooting.
"We would ask that anyone with any information that may assist this enquiry, including witnesses who may have seen suspicious behaviour last night, to get in touch.
"We understand that the community will be concerned, particularly as incidents of this nature are so rare. As such, patrols are being stepped up in the area and officers are on hand to address any concerns people may have."
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 8567225 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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