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Detectives investigating the murder of a man at a pub in Droylsden have arrested four people
Detectives investigating the murder of a man at a pub in Droylsden have arrested four people.
At 11.50pm on Friday 25 May 2012, police were called to the Cotton Tree Inn on Market Street after a gunman had entered and fired shots.
Officers attended and discovered one man, 23-year-old Mark Short 23, had been fatally shot.
Two men, aged 25 and 26, suffered gunshot wounds to their leg and a 29-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his lower back.
They remain in hospital for treatment to their injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.
A Home Office post mortem concluded Mark Short died from a gunshot wound to the neck.
A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 52-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and possessing a class A drugs and two other men, aged 21 and 18 have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Detective Chief Inspector Denise Worth, of the Major Incident Team, said: "Mark was a young man who was tragically shot dead while in a pub with family and friends and our thoughts are with his loved ones who have, understandably, been left devastated.
"We remain in the very early stages of our investigation and I continue to appeal to anyone with information about the gunman, his accomplices or conspirators to contact us in absolute confidence.
"There continue to be extra police officers in the area so if anyone wants to provide information about this or has any concerns please come and talk to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9283, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.