Man shot dead and another fighting for life ‘after lockdown party’

A shooting ‘at a lockdown party’ has left a 36-year-old man dead and another fighting for his life.

The second victim, aged 21, is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after the incident in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

It is understood the shooting happened during a lockdown street party being held at a car park, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Greater Manchester Police said the men attended hospital with gunshot wounds at around 1am on Sunday.

The force said there was an ‘increased police presence in the Moss Side area where this incident is believed to have taken place’.

In a statement, the force said: ‘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.’