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CCTV Instrumental in Identifying Shooter

A gunman is seen firing at another car during a dramatic chase in Manchester. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were able to use CCTV footage to identify the man, Sean Cowie, after reports of a drive-by shooting in the north of the city in January 2021.

Cowie, 32, of Hardman Lane in Failsworth, admitted conspiracy with intent to cause fear or violence and was jailed at Manchester Crown Court for five years and seven months.

The two other men also convicted similarly were Dean Urey, 39, of Ten Acres Lane in Newton Heath, was sentenced to five years and four months and Paul Ryan, 43, of Ashton Road East in Failsworth, additionally admitted possessing a handgun and was handed a total of six-and-a-half years.

Cowie is seen, gun in hand, with his torso out of the rear passenger window of a dark grey BMW X5.

The shooting was reported to police by a driver after his car was hit by a stray bullet.