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At around 12.40am yesterday (Thursday 2 September 2021), police were called to reports of a disturbance on Dudley Road in Whalley Range, Manchester.
Enquires have established that two cars were involved in a collision and a group of men - who were in the cars - ran off prior to police arrival.
Officers attended and discovered evidence of a firearms discharge after a bullet was recovered from the scene.
Two men - aged 20 and 25 - have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and firearms offences. They remain in custody for questioning.
Chief Inspector Anthony Norman, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "These offenders had no regards for the safety of others with this incident taking place in the middle of the street in a residential area.
"Two men have been arrested so far, however our investigation does not stop here and we have a team of detectives working around the clock to establish the full circumstances of this incident an identify all of those involved.
"We would like to reassure local residents that there is not believed to be any threat to the wider community and we have an increased police presence in the area to offer community reassurance and assist with the investigation - please do not hesitate to speak to them if you have any concerns or questions.
"If anyone has any information at all that could help officers to complete their investigation, please get in touch as soon as possible. Even the smallest piece of information could prove vital in helping police to piece together the full circumstances of this incident."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 6063, quoting incident number 91 of 02/09/21.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester Victims' Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.