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Last Updated: Sunday, 31 December 2006, 11:42 GMT
CCTV studied after park shooting
Longford Park
The boy was shot in the back, stomach and legs
Police investigating the shooting of a teenager in a Greater Manchester park are combing CCTV images in the continuing search for clues.

The 17-year-old boy was targeted as he cycled with friends through Longford Park on Edge Lane in Stretford at about 2030 GMT on Friday night.

He was shot in the back, stomach and legs and was taken to hospital for emergency surgery.

Officers hope CCTV pictures from near the park will help to find a new lead.

Ch Supt Janette McCormick said police believed this was not a random attack but a targeted one.

Longford Park, pic courtesy of Richard Turner
Police remained at the scene on Sunday
"We are following a number of lines of inquiries including speaking to various people and examining CCTV," she said.

"However I'd still ask members of the local community to trust us and come forward with any information they have.

"We've had additional officers and an increased police presence in and around the Stretford and Old Trafford areas since the incident happened, to reassure the local community, and this will continue over the weekend," she added.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting is urged to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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