Man shot dead in pub

A man who was gunned down in a pub has been formally identified by police.

Lee Erdman, 37, died after being shot at the Wellington pub on Regent Road, Salford.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called at around 3.10am on Saturday by medics from Hope Hospital after Mr Erdman had been brought in with a gunshot wound. He subsequently died at the hospital.

A post-mortem examination concluded Mr Erdman died from gunshot wounds.

It is believed Mr Erdman, who is from Salford, had been shot earlier during a fight in the Wellington pub, some time before 3am.

A murder inquiry is now under way and a team of detectives from GMP’s Major Incident Team are working to establish the circumstances.

Chief Superintendent Kevin Mulligan, Salford divisional commander, said: “This is a terrible loss of life in which a man has been gunned down while at the pub.

“While there will understandably be concern in the community about this, the initial assessment is that we believe there is not a broader threat to the community.”

He added: “We believe there were a number of people in The Wellington that we have not yet spoken to. We will be trying to identify everyone who was in the pub in the lead-up to the incident so I want to ask anyone who was there to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Incident Team on 0161 856 7351 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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