A MAN has been arrested in connection with a Salford shooting, where a man was shot in front of his son.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested for the shooting of a 36-year-old man on April 30, who was in a Seat Leon car waiting at traffic lights in Salford.

The suspect has been arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and remains in custody for questioning.

The victim was waiting at the lights in Langworthy Road at the junction with Eccles New Road shortly before 2.40pm, when a motorcycle with a passenger on the back pulled up alongside him.

The passenger produced a handgun and fired one shot into the car, which hit the victim in the shoulder and lodged inside his body before the offenders fled the scene.

The man was not fatally injured and was able to drive himself to hospital, where he had surgery and is recovering. The victim's 11-year-old son was in the passenger seat of the car at the time and received minor injuries.

Initial enquiries have indicated that the incident is linked to a shooting that took place on Howard Street on February 6. Nobody was injured on that occasion.

Detective Chief Inspector Amber Waywell, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “We currently have a man in custody arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and he will be interviewed by detectives later today.

“Our enquiries remain ongoing and I want to continue to urge anybody with information about the shooting to please contact police.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 2491 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.