Armed police responded after reports that two groups were shooting at each other in Salford last night.
At around 2.10am on Sunday 3 February police were called to respond to reports that up to three cars were chasing a Vauxhall Zafira into Keal Drive in Irlam, Salford.
It Is then believed the Vauxhall came to a stop and the two groups exchanged gun shots before the occupants of the Vauxhall made off on foot.
No injuries were reported.
Despite prompt attendance by Armed police, the groups had already left the area.
GMP’s Superintendent Steve Howard of said: “We are investigating exactly what happened last night in Irlam.
“This is a very serious incident that is a concern for people living in the area.
“For this reason we need to hear from anybody that may have witnessed the events this morning or have any information that may assist the investigation.
“Thankfully, there are no reported injuries at this time but such reckless actions could have had wider implications that do not bear thinking about.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1319, alternatively call police on 101 quoting the reference number 240 of 03/02/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.