now The two men who knocked at their door at 9.25pm on Monday were believed to be targeting Jayne’s husband, Christian Hickey. Jayne was hit in both legs just above the knees and her son in the thigh at close range. Mr Hickey, who was at home at the time, ran after the attacke
rs who escaped on foot. The police cordon has now been scaled back and now just encompasses the victims’ home. Neighbours on the sleepy avenue this morning
told the M.E.N. they are still reeling from the shock of the shooting. One resident said
the boy and his mother are understood to be ‘doing well’ though both are still in hospital. Scene: The youngster was shot in the thigh at close range (Image: Google) He said the boy was due to undergo a second operation last night. He said: “He went down yesterday for his second operation. “They’re a really nice close family. They seem to spend a lot of time with their parents. I just can’t believe what’s gone on. “They are proper neighbours. They keep themselves to themselves but they are friendly. They always let on to you. If he was in the pub he would come over and talk to you. “I think it’s mistaken identity. It’s so horrible. To shoot a kid and a woman is sick.” The neighbour said the family have lived on the avenue for around five years. He said the community has been rocked by Monday night’s incident. He said: “I thought it was fireworks. I just heard bang bang and that was it. I was watching telly. “Next thing the police arrived, lots of them, about eight police cars and an armed response unit. There were two ambulances too. The whole street was out here. Investigation: A cordon has now been scaled back and now just encompasses the victi
ms’ home “It’s a lovely road - everyone works.” The shooting is being linked to the murder of Paul Massey in July and four other firearms incidents caused by a feud between organised crime gangs in Salford and Swinton. Another line of inquiry is that the attack is linked to Mr Hickey’s conviction for manslaughter in 2003. He was jailed for seven years and another man, Philip Hickey Jones, sentenced to life in prison for murder. Both men were jailed in connection with the death of Philip Marsh, who was stabbed to death in Enville Road, Duchy, Salford in September 2002. The men wanted for the shooting of Jayne and her son are both white and were wearing baseball caps. The one who spoke to her was aged 19-20 with stubble, and is described as having a chunky build. He had a local accent and his speech was slow. The gunman was the second man. The pair had a brief discussion with Jayne before firing three shots.