Page last updated at 19:07 GMT, Thursday, 9 July 2009 20:07 UK

Man shot dead in surgery car park

Junaid Khan
Junaid Khan died in hospital

A 21-year-old man has been shot dead in the car park of a doctor's surgery in Greater Manchester.

Junaid Khan suffered wounds to his leg and groin when he was shot in Block Lane, Chadderton, just after midnight.

He was taken to the Royal Oldham Hospital, where his sister works as a doctor, but died a short time later.

Police officers, some of them armed, are patrolling the streets. A connection to a shooting in Salford at the weekend is being investigated.

Mr Khan's father, shopkeeper Mumtaz Khan, 60, said: "I was so proud of him, this is a great loss for the family which will never be replaced."

Greater Manchester Police said their investigation was in its "very early stages".

Det Ch Supt Steve Heywood, said: "We know there has been speculation that this murder is linked to the shooting in Salford at the weekend.

"That is obviously a line of inquiry but at this stage no evidence of a link has been uncovered.

"A young man with his whole life ahead of him has died, a tragedy for him and his family and we must make sure those responsible are caught."

'Gang problems'

A silver Mitsubishi 4x4, believed to be linked to the incident, was found set on fire in a car park near the Akora Steakhouse on Broadway, around half a mile away.

Junaid Khan worked in his father's shop, close to where he was shot.

"I think he was a very good lad," Mr Khan said.

"His mother's heart is broken.

"I am so hurt about it. I don't know whether I will be able to pass the time without him."

Mr Khan, who lives above the shop with his wife, was first alerted to the shooting by two customers banging on the shutters.

Scene of shooting
A car found burnt out is being linked to the shooting

Mr Khan said: "The doctor said he had not been shot in the chest. They shot him in the legs and he lost a lot of blood at the scene so they could not save him."

He has two other sons, the eldest Imtiaz and Aowais, 16, and two daughters, Reheela, 29, a doctor and Shabana, 27.

Other residents in the area spoke well of the victim but said the area suffered problems with gangs.

It is the second fatal shooting in less than a week in Greater Manchester.

Nasar Hussain, 30, was shot six times while working in a shop in Salford on Saturday night.



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