Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed shots fired at a car in Blackley.
At 2.50pm on Friday 7 April members of the public saw a silver Vauxhall speeding on Rochdale road towards Manchester.
It had been driving closely to a blue VW Golf and as it got in front of the Golf the passenger shot at the vehicle.
The incident happened at the junction with Charlestown Road. The car then sped off towards Harpurhey.
Despite the nature of the incident nobody was injured.
Detective Inspector Mark Davis said: “This was a reckless act on a busy main road that could have easily resulted in serious injury or worse.”
Police believe this to be a targeted attack and that many people would have been using the road at this time.
They are looking for people who may have witnessed or have dash—cam footage of the incident.
Information can be passed on by calling police on 101 quoting incident number 1256 of 7 April 2017.
Alternatively, anyone wanting to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.