Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shots Fired into Home of 'Gang Chief's' In-Laws

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shots Fired into Home of 'Gang Chief's' In-Laws

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A HOUSE blasted by a masked gunman is linked to alleged gang leader Michael 'Cazza' Carroll, the M.E.N. can reveal.

Two shots were fired into the home when a woman answered a knock on the door last week.

One shot was fired through the opened door and a second was fired through the letter box after her husband had come down the stairs and kicked the door shut. Although left severely shaken, neither were injured and the gunman fled.

The M.E.N. has learned that the couple are the in-laws of Carroll, who was named as a gang leader in two linked gangland trials in 2019.

He was said to be the boss of an outfit dubbed 'The Anti A Team' which waged a bloody war with rival gang The A Team culminating in the murder of Salford 'Mr Big' Paul Massey, in 2015.

Detectives say the latest shooting at the semi-detached home in Crumpsall, was a 'targeted attack.' .

When the M.E.N. visited the home, the couple declined to comment.

Neighbours described the couple as hard-working, decent family people who had been caught up in something out of their control.

They had just returned from a holiday in Dubai, where their sonin-law is said to be.

It is believed Carroll married their daughter, his long-term partner and the mother of his child, in the last 12 months.

Following the fatal shooting of Mr Massey, Carroll was said to have fled to Spain and graffiti appeared all over Salford calling 'Cazza' a 'grass rat snitch informer' and urging him to 'come fight your war.' .

An A Team hit squad was dispatched to Spain and police believe their target was Carroll.

But any assassination attempt was thwarted following a raid on an apartment in Marbella on February 16, 2016, when Policia Nacional officers, alongside detectives from GMP, found an astonishing haul of weapons, including knives and a loaded pistol.

Spanish police believe they thwarted a revenge plot. …

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