Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are appealing for witnesses after a car and house were shot at in Crumpsall.
At around 4pm on Wednesday 26 December police were called to reports that a man had shot at a black Hyundai 4×4 and a house on Charminister Drive.
Thankfully no one was injured.
The man, who was reportedly wearing a black hoodie, blue tracksuit bottoms and possibly a balaclava, made off on foot down Charminister Drive towards Crescent Road.
Detective Inspector Muz Kernain from GMP’s North Manchester Team said: “The home was filled with a family when their house was shot at. There were children and elderly people inside.
“We are appealing for anyone who witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to get in touch.
“There will be an increased police presence in the area while police conduct their enquiries and a scene will remain in place over night.
“We could easily be dealing with a Boxing Day tragedy here, and it is vital we find out who is responsible and remove them from our streets where guns are absolutely not welcome.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1146, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.