Armed police rushed to Salford after two groups began shooting at each other.

In the early hours of this morning, reports surfaced of three cars chasing a Vauxhall Zafira into Keal Drive in Irlam.

It is believed the Vauxhall stopped and two groups exchanged multiple gun shots, before the occupants of the Vauxhall ran away on foot.

Police responded to the reports at around 2.10am and armed police attended, however the groups had already fled the scene. No injuries were reported.

Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation to find out more.

GMP’s Superintendent Steve Howard of said: “We are investigating exactly what happened last night in Irlam.

“This is a very serious incident that is a concern for people living in the area.

“For this reason we need to hear from anybody that may have witnessed the events this morning or have any information that may assist the investigation.

“Thankfully, there are no reported injuries at this time but such reckless actions could have had wider implications that do not bear thinking about.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1319, alternatively call police on 101 quoting the reference number 240 of 03/02/19 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.