A man was shot at in Whalley Range yesterday afternoon after what appears to have been an argument outside a pharmacy on Yarburgh Street.
Nobody was injured during the shooting which happened around 5.00pm
When police arrived, they found several people at the scene but no one was injured.
The investigation is in its very early stages but detectives believe an argument took place between two men near to Everest Pharmacy.
One of the men then left and returned shortly after with a firearm. He fired it and then ran off.
Chief Superintendent Neil Evans for Greater Manchester Police said: “When people hear that a firearm is involved in an incident it understandably causes concern in the community.
“We do not believe there is any direct threat to the wider public and we are treating this as a targeted attack.
“We have officers on the ground talking to potential witnesses whilst detectives are working through evidence from the scene to find the man responsible.
“There will be extra officers in the area and if you have any concerns then please approach them and they will try and assist in any way they can.
“We know a number of people who may have witnessed the incident left the scene before police arrived and we are keen to speak to them.
“If you did see anything, or have any information, then please let us know.”
Information can be passed on by calling police on 101 quoting incident number 1631 of 6 August 2017. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.