Lunatics shoot 7-year-old Christian Hickey in Salford
Seven-year-old Christian Hickey opened his front door to see who had rang the bell. After a “short” exchange a man fired three shots. One hit Christian. Two his hit Jayne Hickey, his 29-year-old mother.
The boy’s father, also named Christian, chased the gunman down the street.
Detectives said the shooting is potentially linked to the murder of Paul Massey, 55, a security boss, in Salford in July and a feud between rival gangs in other parts of the city, where there have been at least five shootings. A second feud, unconnected to last night’s attack, has broken out in another area of the city, Little Hulton, with at least six shootings linked to it. Last night’s attack coincided with a broadcast on BBC’s Crimewatch programme appealing for information into Massey’s death and offering a £50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.
You’d have to be brave to cash in – or vengeful.