£10k reward offered after man shot in traffic with grandkids in car

A reward of £10k is on offer for anyone who has information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprits of an attempted murder in Wigan.

The victim was driving a Range Rover along Bickershaw Lane in Wigan at around 4.10pm on Thursday September 19 when it was stationary in a line of traffic.

A black Audi S3 then pulled up alongside him and a man inside fired a shotgun, shooting the victim in his hand and arm.

The black Audi S3 then left the scene in the direction of Abram.

The man, aged in his 50s, was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries. He was later released to continue his recovery at home.

At the time of the incident, the victim’s two young grandchildren – both aged 3 – were sat in the rear seats of the car but did not receive any injuries.

Two men – aged 26 and 28 – were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They have both been released without any further action.

Police are continuing to appeal for information following the shooting and have announced a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Cheryl Chatterton, from GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “Thankfully the victim survived this violent attack and the children were not injured. However our enquiries remain ongoing to find whoever is responsible and we are offering a £10,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction.

“This attempted murder took place in broad daylight at a busy time of day – made even worse by the fact that it was in front of very young children – and I would urge anyone who has any information at all to contact police as soon as possible.

“If you saw the black Audi S3 prior to or after the shooting, or know something that can assist with our investigation, please make contact with the police immediately. Any details you may have –no matter how minor you may think they are – could be crucial in convicting those responsible for this vicious attack.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8797, quoting log 1931 of 19/09/2019.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Anyone with images or footage of the incident is asked to send it to scd.cctv@gmp.police.uk