A woman is in critical condition after being shot in the middle of the night at the Britannia Hotel in Offerton, Stockport.
A 38-year-old woman was shot in the middle of the night at the Britannia Hotel in Offerton, Stockport and is now in critical condition.
Police were called to the Britannia Hotel at around 2:20am on Tuesday following the shooting.
According to the police, the victim was found with serious abdominal injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital.
Manchester Evening News reported that four police vehicles were still outside the hotel the following morning.
Greater Manchester Police have officially launched an investigation and are appealing to the public to come forward with any information they may have.
The detectives are hopeful that the woman will recover from her injuries. There have been no arrests regarding the incident so far.
A spokeswoman for the Britannia Hotel said: “The company are assisting police with their enquiries and the hotel is operating as normal.”
Comments on the Incident
The hotel staff had said they could not comment on the incident, since it happened very early in the morning.
Many have been worried about the Britannia Hotel’s housing of asylum seekers in 2015. The government contractor, Serco, had won a £175 million government grant to provide accommodation for asylum seekers from Sudan and Syria in the North West.
However, this is no longer happening and staff has ensured that there are no refugees at the hotel. A spokesman for Serco said: “There are no asylum seekers at the Britannia Hotel, or any hotels in the county, placed by Serco.”
“It was always intended as a temporary measure.”
The police is saying: “Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 122 of 31/01/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”