Residents on a street in Withington have spoken of their shock following a suspected drive-by shooting on Boxing Day.
Detectives are appealing to motorists for dashcam footage following the incident on the Old Moat estate at around 6.35pm on Tuesday to reports of a ‘firearm discharge’.
Officers attended Goldborne Avenue and found a car with gunshot damage.
Witnesses reported seeing a black vehicle driving away from the scene towards Meltham Avenue and Whitchurch Road on the Old Moat estate.
No-one was injured.
It is understood a police helicopter deployed over south Manchester on Boxing Day night was linked to the incident.
Residents on the street report seeing a grey Vauxhall, parked close to the junction of Halebank Avenue, with its windows smashed.
The Vauxhall was later towed away by police.
On Wednesday afternoon shattered glass could be seen strewn across the road and pavement close to where the car was said to have been parked.
Police community support officers were also seen going door-to-door in the area.
A section of the street close to the junction with Halebank Avenue was cordoned off overnight into Wednesday morning.
One neighbour told the M.E.N. he heard a loud bang, which he thought was a firework going off.
He said several police cars then arrived at the scene including crime scene investigators.
Det Insp Mark Astbury from GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “Luckily no one was hurt, but when guns are used on our streets, people’s safety cannot be guaranteed.
“This happened in the early evening in a quiet residential street, but people will have been around and I’m sure people will have noticed something out of the ordinary.
“A team of officers are now working on this and we would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area, or may have any CCTV or dash-cam footage which could assist with our investigation, particularly if a black vehicle is seen.