Between 12 and 15 gangs are linked to protection rackets, robberies, drugs, the production of counterfeit goods on an industrial scale and loan sharks.
The man's Staffordshire Bull Terrier was shot, but survived, and a 33 year old neighbour suffered a stab wound to his hand.
Two hours earlier, two men on a motorbike threatened a 37 year old man in Carina Place, Lower Broughton, with a gun.
A source said there had also been an increase in the accessibility of firearms and a 'change in culture' meaning more gangsters were carrying guns. The source added: "In the past, criminals would settle a dispute with a knife or fist. Now they get a gun."
Bitter turf wars involving at least SIX armed gangs are behind a spate of shootings, we can reveal today.
In an unconnected incident, two teenagers were shot in Tatton Street, Ordsall
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at the junction of Hayfield Road and Winchester Road. One victim, aged 18, was blasted in the left arm, left leg, midriff and back. The second, 26, was hit in the arm. Both were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Police believe all three incidents may be connected to feuds between gangs.
Police have won national recognition for Project Gulf a crackdown on organised crime gangs which has disrupted them and significantly reduced the areas where they can function.
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A third dispute is thought to be the root cause of a fatal shooting at a pub in September.
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A second, separate, feud is believed to have erupted on February 7, when raiders shot a dog and stabbed two menA 45 year old man was left in a serious condition after being repeatedly stabbed in Haddon Street, Lower Broughton.
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