Four people arrested over the shooting of a man in a Droylsden pub were released on bail today as police continue their appeals to the public.
Mark Short, 23, was murdered in the Cotton Tree on Market Street on Friday and three men, aged 18, 21 and 34, and one woman, 52, were bailed after their arrests yesterday.
Greater Manchester Police are continuing their appeals to the public after many have withheld information over concerns of identity confidence.
A family statement said Mr Short’s killers were ‘cowards’ and that the amateur boxer would live ‘in our hearts forever’.
Detective Chief Inspector Denise Worth, of the Major Incident Team, said: “We still need information about the gunman, his accomplices or conspirators. I understand that it can be sometimes difficult to speak to police officers, but I want to reassure everyone that they can be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
“Mark was a young man with everything to live for so it is important that people think about what they know and get in touch, no matter how insignificant that information may seem.”
Mr Short, a father of one, was jailed in February 2009 after breaking a shop assistant’s jaw while on bail for stealing a car.
Many eye witnesses of the attack claimed to know who killed Mr Short and injured three other men, aged 25, 26 and 29, but did not want to disclose the information to officers.
But anyone with information cancall police on 0161 856 9283 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.