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Man taken to hospital and major emergency services response after suspected shooting in Stockport

A man is in hospital after reports of a shooting in Stockport.

Police were called to the scene on Hollyhouse Drive in Woodley at around 7.15pm on Monday night.

A man in his 40s was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Greater Manchester Police said an investigation is underway and no arrests have been made.

Locals described a huge response from emergency services to the incident.

Dozens of police flooded the scene and cordoned off a large area.

It appeared the incident happened at the junction with Woodlands Avenue.

Forensics officers were combing the scene for clues and appeared to be recovering a number of items on the pavement, possibly bullet casings.

Witnesses reported hearing 'three or four' gunshots.

A spokesperson for GMP said: "At around 7.15pm on Monday 3 February 2020, police were called to reports of a firearms discharge on Hollyhouse Drive, Stockport.

"Emergency services attended and a man in his 40s was taken to hospital with leg injuries.

"No arrests have been made.

"An investigation is underway.

"Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9923 quoting 2708 03/02/20.

"Alternatively, the independent charity - Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."

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