A man has been taken to hospital with gunshot wounds following a shooting in south Manchester.

Armed police descended on Copthorne Street in Longsight this evening, after reports that a man had been shot shortly after 7.20pm.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and treated the man, thought to be in his 20s, for multiple gunshot wounds.

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He has been taken to hospital, police confirmed.

No further details about his condition have been released at this stage.

Detectives have launched an investigation into the shooting and so far no arrests have been made.

Forensic officers at the scene

A large police cordon remained on Copthorne Street and neighbouring Brynton Road and Meldon Road this evening (October 20).

Armed police were spotted patrolling the area on Wednesday night, with multiple police vehicles also stationed in the area.

Forensic officers arrived a short time later, and could be seen laying out markers as they assessed the scene.

Eye witnesses described seeing bloodied items in the middle of the street.

Debris left by paramedics attending the incident could also be seen strewn across the road.

Police say there is not believed to be a wider threat to the public following the incident.

The police cordon on Copthorne Crescent

A spokesperson for GMP said: "At around 7.20pm this evening (20 October), police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Copthorne Crescent, Manchester.

"Emergency services attended and a man in his 20s was taken to hospital with gunshot wounds.

"Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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"A scene remains in place and there is not believed to be a wider threat to the public."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2700 of 20/10/2021.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.