Murder probe launched as second man dies after ‘lockdown party’
A second man has died after a shooting following a lockdown street gathering of ‘hundreds of people’ in Manchester.
A 36-year-old man died after reports of a shooting near Caythorpe Street, Moss Side, at about 12.55am today.
The second man, aged 21, was also taken to hospital with gunshot wounds but died later today, Greater Manchester Police said.
A cordon is in place surrounding a residential courtyard between Caythorpe Street, Broadfield Road and Bowes Street.
Footage on social media shows a crowd of revellers tightly packed in the courtyard in darkness and dancing to loud music.
In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said earlier: ‘Police are aware of an incident where shortly before 1am today (Sunday 21 June 2020) two men self-presented at hospital with gunshot wounds.
‘Despite the best efforts of medical workers, a 36-year old man has sadly died from his injuries and a 21-year old man remains in a life threatening condition.
‘Police are currently responding to this incident and I would like to reassure the community that there is an increased police presence in the Moss Side area where this incident is believed to have taken place.
‘We will provide an update as soon as we have further information.’