Moss Side
A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest at a road in Moss Side, south Manchester Getty

A man has been shot in the chest on the notorious Moss Side estate in south Manchester. Greater Manchester Police was called shortly before 8pm on Wednesday (30 December) to reports a 22-year-old man had been shot in the chest on Salisbury Street, at the junction of Broadfield Road.

He was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for anyone in the area at the time of the attack or anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Tony Lea of South Manchester division said: "The investigation is in the early stages and we are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

"There will be extra patrols in the area to offer some reassurance to the community, and if anyone has any concerns, or information they wish to pass on to police, please get in touch as a matter of urgency."

Police patrols were ramped up in October after a mother and son, aged 7, were shot in the leg on their Salford doorstep as a dispute between gangs from Little Hulton and Swinton spilled onto the streets. That attack was linked to the execution in July of Paul "Mr Big" Massey, the 55-year-old ex-con thought to have links to the city's underworld.

The Moss Side estate became notorious during the 1980s and 90s when the Gooch Close and Doddington gangs battled on its maze-like streets.