Teenage boy shot dead in Manchesters Moss Side

#1
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/09092006/325/teenage-boy-shot-dead-manchester-s-moss-side.html

(Hmmm... looks like a little gun problem here and Gangs too! (T_W)

Teenage boy shot dead in Manchester's Moss Side

Saturday September 9, 02:26 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - A teenage boy was shot dead in the Moss Side district of Greater Manchester early on Saturday. Police believe the youngster was targeted and was a possible victim of gang activity.

The 15-year-old was found unconscious and not breathing in Moss Side's Raby Street shortly after receiving reports before 2.40 a.m. about an incident.

Police said they did not believe it was a random shooting and urged people to come forward with any information that might help in tracking down the boy's killer.

"We are keeping an open mind to see if this is linked to anything else,"Superintendent John O'Hare told reporters.

He said officers would consider whether the murder was gang-related and wanted to encourage potential witness to step forward and not be cowed by possible intimidation.

"I accept the fear factor of reprisals," he said, adding the police would do whatever was necessary to ensure witnesses' safety.
"We are waiting for results of forensic examination to determine how many shots were fired."

Several years ago Moss Side earned a reputation as a particularly run-down and violent part of Manchester. In the 1980s and early 1990s gun-crime was so prevalent it earned the city the sobriquet "Gunchester."

While attempts have been made to improve the area, local residents complain there has been renewed signs of gang violence.
 
#2
I live in South Manchester and this comes to me with no suprise, the police do patrols with full fire arm loadout, not just a pistol or two. Straight away though you know its going to be drugs, they don't just go and shoot anyone there, its too risky the gangs go after each other.
 
#3
Now do people believe the death penalty should return? There is no deterrent to this type of criminal. Not one that outweighs the risk of getting put away for life against the gains of drug money and notoriety.
 
#4
Murdering a 15 year old. Look at all the kids now who idolise 'gangsta' subculture - I wonder how many realise that all they're doing is helping fuel an unhealthy state where this sort of stuff no longer raises any surprise.
 
#5
Absolutely correct PD. The Last Night at The Proms to a gansta' killing by children. So where is Britain at in the large scheme of things? Open question.
 
#7
15 year old that is a fair innings for manchesters drug fueled streets
 
#11
I'm sure this 15 yr old wasn't as innocent as his family make him out to be... I've known of younger kids dealing....
 
#12
the_matelot said:
I'm sure this 15 yr old wasn't as innocent as his family make him out to be... I've known of younger kids dealing....
Agreed, I thought just that. But it still pi$$es me off that these kids can treat UK as their very own virtual Gangsta' Play Station game. Stick 'em all on a huge boat and leave them in the middle of the ocean.
 
#13
the_matelot said:
I'm sure this 15 yr old wasn't as innocent as his family make him out to be... I've known of younger kids dealing....
Exactly - nice to know his parents/guardians knew what he got up to at 2:40am.

Wonder how the Labour Party are going to spin this one?
 
#16
the_matelot said:
I'm sure this 15 yr old wasn't as innocent as his family make him out to be... I've known of younger kids dealing....
will have been the perfect child that never had a hair out of place ot put a foot wrong. :x :x :x :x
 
#17
But still caught a bullet for his troubles?

Maybe he "dissed the niggaz homeboyz" and they got "mugged off" because they "don't take no disrespec of some no gang homey"

Or something similarly important in their pathetic lives and sub culture.
 
#18
I wonder if Frank is ok.
 
#19
Dogface said:
Drago_Drake said:
Oh bullshit. If guns were freely available it would be even worse, because every little chav would have one.
They are, and will continue becoming more so, to those willing to exercise criminal activity. There's a market, and there's a source, and bans have ridden, and will rid, the UK of neither.
Personally, I'd prefer a tiny chance being shot, and not have the right to bear firearms, then a rather large chance of being shot by a chav on a power trip, and having the right to bear a firearm. It's just something about life I like...

Legalise firearms and the amount of guns would rocket, not only that, it would allow every chav to realise his pathetic fantasy just by stealing his fathers gun. Despite his father being a law abiding citizen.
 
#20
Dogface said:
Has the rate of violent crimes increased or decreased since the guns were banned?

Do you think the criminal use of firearms will remain stable, increase, or decrease in the future UK while maintianing the current legal situation?
1. No idea, personally, I'd prefer to be beaten up rather then shot. I don't think the rate of violent crime matters overall.

2. I believe it will remain stable, it certainly won't fall, there will always be the few with illegal firearms. However, removing the ban on firearms will be the most sure way of flooding the country with legal firearms that will be used illegally.
 

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