Officers are responding to reports of a shooting in Pendleton Salford.
Shortly after 2.40pm, police were called to reports that a man had been shot on Eccles New Road at the junction of Langworthy Road.
Officers are in attendance and a man in his 30s has been taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
A cordon is in place on Langworthy Road between Eccles New Road and the M602 bridge.
Detective Inspector Chris Mannion, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “Officers are currently responding to reports of a shooting, and a man has been taken to hospital in a critical condition.
“There is a large police presence at the scene, including armed officers, who will be there for some time carrying out their enquiries.
“If you were in the area and you saw what happened, or if you witnessed anything suspicious, then please get in touch with us as a matter of urgency.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1205 of 30/04/2018, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.