Gunman gets out of car and shoots driver with shotgun in ‘road rage’ attack

A shooting in Greater Manchester is being treated as a horrific road rage incident after a man was shot in the hand following an altercation between two drivers, police have said.

Police have said a 38-year-old man was shot in the hand in Kersal, near Salford at around 7.20pm on Tuesday, November 17 following an "altercation" between two drivers.

One of the drivers is understood to have got out of his car on Littleton Road, shot the victim with a shotgun and then drove off, Manchester Evening News reports.

The victim then drove himself to hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound and discharged the same day.

A Ford KA thought to have been involved in the incident was later found burnt out in Whit Lane, the other side of River Irwell from where the shooting took place.

Police have said the car is being forensically examined and have cordoned off Littleton Road as enquiries take place.

No arrests have been made so far but tactical aid officers and a search unit have been deployed in the area to aid the investigation.

According to Manchester Evening News, a resident who lives close to the cordon said she heard a "very loud bang" that she initially thought was a "firework".

She said: "I definitely heard it, but I thought it must have been a firework or something for Bonfire night.

"I’ve never heard a gunshot before and I definitely wouldn’t expect it around here."

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The area the shooting happened in is heavily residential and is also well used as it is where the Salford Sports Village is located.

It is the fourth shooting in the city since September but police say none of them are linked.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3777, quoting incident number 2484 of November 17; or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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