Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after reports of gunshots. 

A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with “serious injuries” after the shooting incident on Aspinall Crescent, Little Hulton at around 9.30pm on Sunday May 26.

Police have now announced that they have arrested two men, both in their 20s, as part of their investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Humphreys, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “We are making significant progress with our investigation, and this has led to the arrests of two men who we believe were involved.

“Our enquiries will remain ongoing until we have managed to gain a full understanding of the timeline of events.

The Bolton News: The area where the Section 60 powers have been authorisedThe area where the Section 60 powers have been authorised (Image: GMP)

“Extra patrol officers both on foot and in cars have been deployed around the local area.

“If you have any concerns about this incident our officers will be happy to provide reassurance and listen to any of your queries.”

After the shooting incident police were authorised to use extra powers in the Worsley area as part of a section 60 order in the early hours of Monday May 27.

This gives officers extra powers to stop and search people in the area within the specific times listed and will run until 12.45am on the morning of Wednesday May 29.

Orders like these are authorised in situations where police believe they are likely to deal with potentially dangerous suspects or situations. 

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The two men are still in custody for further questioning and DCI Humphries and his colleagues have appealed for anyone with any further information to come forward.

The Bolton News: Police on the scene in Little Hulton

DCI Humphries said: “We are acting upon every piece of intelligence received. If there is any information you might have that could assist in this investigation, I would urge you to get in touch.

“if you have any information that could assist our investigation, whether it be CCTV footage, doorbell footage, photos, we ask that you report it to us directly by contacting us on 101 quoting log number 3266 26/5/2024.

“You can also report information via or through the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”