Page last updated at 19:55 GMT, Saturday, 19 September 2009 20:55 UK

Father fatally shot on doorstep

Scene of fatal shooting in Oldham
Police have declined to speculate on a possible motive for the shooting

A father-of-two has died in hospital after being shot in the chest when he opened his front door in Greater Manchester.

Amran Khan, 29, was shot at three times at the house in Nugget Street, Oldham, shortly after he had put his children to bed at 2230 BST on Friday.

He was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital, but he died later. He leaves a wife and daughters aged one and four.

Mr Khan had heard a disturbance outside which resulted in him opening the door.

Ch Supt Caroline Ball said she did not want to speculate on a motive.

'Positive dialogue'

She added: "Tragically, a young man has lost his life as a result of this shooting.

"We understand the community will be very shocked and deeply upset by what has happened, so I would ask that they work with us to help find whomever is responsible for Amran's murder.

"If the answers are in the community, then that positive dialogue will help us find Amran's killers.

"There will be a significant police presence in the area over the coming days both to reassure residents who may be worried and to do everything we can to get to the bottom of what has happened.

"Again, I would urge anyone who does have information to speak to us, in complete confidence if needed, so we can continue to move our investigation forward."

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