A MAN arrested after a father was shot in front of his young son in Greater Manchester has been released under investigation, police have said.

A 29-year-old was detained on Saturday, after a 36-year-old was targeted as his car waited at traffic lights in Salford.

His 11-year-old son was sat beside him as a motorbike with passenger pulled alongside and a shot was fired at around 2.40pm on Tuesday.

The man, who was shot in the shoulder, managed to drive himself to A&E.

His son received minor injuries.

Police have called on witnesses who saw the incident on Langworthy Road to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Amber Waywell, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "This incident could easily have gone another way and we could have been talking about a child being seriously injured or even killed after a shooting.

"For a child to witness an incident such as this is nothing short of disgraceful. This goes beyond organised crime, and anybody who would be willing to open fire in front of a child needs to be found and brought to justice.

"I want to stress that any intelligence passed on to police will be treated in the strictest confidence."

Last month three men were jailed for conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent after a seven-year-old boy and his mother were shot on their own doorstep in Salford in October 2015.

They were victims of a major Salford organised crime gang known as the A-Team, which is involved in drugs, violence and extortion.

The attack was a revenge mission for the doorstep execution three months earlier of Salford "Mr Big" Paul Massey with a machine gun used by a splinter faction of the gang.