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.