Detectives are investigating a “shockingly dangerous and reckless” drive by shooting, which happened in the middle of the day.

Shots were fired on Briscoe Lane, in Newton Heath, Manchester, just before 1.45pm on Tuesday afternoon (January 19).

Police say initial enquiries have since established that “three cars were travelling through the area when shots were fired from one of the vehicles towards another”.

All three cars fled the scene a short time later.

A fourth car, which was parked up on Briscoe Lane and is unconnected to the other three, was hit by one of the shots.

This car was not directly involved in the incident, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.

No injuries have been reported and it is unknown if the car that was targeted was hit.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Police say the incident is believed to be a targeted attack with no further risk to the wider public.

The road was been sealed off by police

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have dash cam footage from the area at the time to contact police.

Detective Inspector Paddy Connell, of GMP's City of Manchester North CID, said: “This drive-by shooting in the middle of the day is of understandable concern to the local community and I would like to reassure them that we're doing our utmost to identify those involved and ensure they are held accountable for their shockingly dangerous and reckless actions.

“While we believe this to have been a targeted attack, a parked vehicle not involved in the incident was struck by a stray bullet and there is no doubt that had circumstances been different an innocent member of the public may have been caught up in this dispute.

“It is unknown what the motive of this incident is at this time but our team are working thoroughly to establish the circumstances of this incident and who was involved.

“If anyone has any information or footage I encourage you to contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously.”

Anyone with information should call 0161 856 1146 quoting incident 1373 of 19/01/2021.

Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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