Gunman OPENS FIRE on mourners attending funeral at Manchester cemetery

Gunman OPENS FIRE on mourners attending funeral at Manchester cemetery

Police officers scrambled to Gorton Cemetery, on Woodland Avenue after a man walked into the crowd and started firing shots. The gunman was then stabbed with a knife and has been rushed to hospital with what are thought to be serious face lacerations.

Panic broke out at the cemetery last night when the gunman went on the attack shortly before 7pm.

He is thought to have fired three shots before he was disarmed by police.

Officers remain at the scene as they continue to try and piece together what happened yesterday evening.

In a statement released last night, Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 7pm on Thursday, police attended Gorton Cemetery on Woodland Avenue, Gorton, following a report of a firearms discharge.

“A man aged 34 was found to have suffered knife wounds and was taken to hospital.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

GMP has not provided an update on the situation.

It is understood the weapon is yet to be recovered and no one has reported being shot to the police.

More to follow…

Published at Fri, 24 Apr 2020 10:30:00 +0000