Police release CCTV footage of gunmen who shot at social work offices

Greater Manchester Police believe the incident was a 'targeted attack' on building housing adults and children's services

Police have released CCTV footage of two gunmen shooting at a social services building in Greater Manchester.

The men pulled out handguns and fired at the door of the building in April. The office, in the Harpurhey district, houses both Manchester adults and children’s services. Police believe the incident was a “targeted attack”. No-one was injured.

One of the men daubed graffiti on the door. After the shooting both men ran away before jumping into a car and driving off.

Officers were called to the offices the next day where they found bullet shell casings and damage to the door of the building.

Witnesses have described the two men as wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.

Detective constable Natalia Montano, from Greater Manchester Police’s North Manchester Division, said: “We suspect this was a targeted attack on this building.

“The footage we have released demonstrates that these are dangerous men, they possess three firearms and seem willing to fire indiscriminately without knowing if anyone was in harm’s way.

“We continue to work with Manchester City Council to ensure the safety of those who work in and use the building, but the public can also assist us in keeping the people in that building safe.

“If you recognise these men, or the vehicle pictured in the images we have released, please call the police as a matter of urgency, so we can remove the threat they pose from the streets.”

Greater Manchester police is urging anyone with information on the shooting to contact them or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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One Response to Police release CCTV footage of gunmen who shot at social work offices

  1. Patch May 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    Surely it can’t be targeted and indiscriminate?

    I do not condone shooting at public buildings… but enjoy the fact that both men ran away before jumping into care…