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Salford car shooting: Arrest after father and son hurt

Officers next to a police cordon Image copyright Jade Heslin
Image caption Despite being hit in the shoulder, the victim was able to drive to hospital

A man has been arrested after a father was shot while in a car with his son.

The victim, 36, was waiting at traffic lights in Salford in the early hours of Tuesday when a motorcyclist pulled up and a pillion rider fired a shot.

The offenders fled the scene on Langworthy Road after what police believe was a targeted attack.

Despite being hit in the shoulder, the victim was able to drive to hospital, where he is recovering. His 11-year-old son suffered minor injuries.

A 29-year-old man was arrested in Salford on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. He has been released under investigation.

Police said their inquiries suggested a link to a shooting on Howard Street on 6 February. Nobody was injured on that occasion.

Officers have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

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