Detective Superintendent Jon Chadwick said: "This tragic incident is only a few hours old so it is far too early to go into exactly what has happened and why.
"All we can say for certain is that a man has tragically died after being shot and his family are absolutely devastated. Our thoughts are with them and we will be providing them as much support as they need at this very difficult and upsetting time.
A man has died after being shot near to a food wholesaler's in Manchester.
The victim, believed to be 35, was blasted in the stomach and chest near Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street in Openshaw.
Police were called at 6.20pm on Friday evening following reports of a man with a gun and discovered the injured person.
He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man died of gunshot wounds in Manchester.
Officers were called to reports of a man with a gun at Manchester Food Traders on Wood Street in Openshaw at around 6.20pm.
Armed officers were scrambled to the scene and found a man with two gunshot wounds to his abdomen and chest.
The man, believed to be 35, was taken to hospital but died as a result of his injuries, Greater Manchester Police said.
A murder investigation has been launched and detectives are appealing to anyone who has information to come forward.
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Eleven people have been arrested by Greater Manchester Police as part of an investigation into child sex exploitation.
The force said the suspects were not acting as a gang. The allegations include rape, abduction and child prostitution.
It comes after claims by former officers from the force about the difficulty of securing prosecutions in child exploitation cases.
ITV News' Rebecca Barry reports:
5 of the girls are from Longsight, 2 from Stockport. 3 of the people were arrested in Oldham. Alleged crimes are centred around Longsight.
The arrests took place over several months , beginning with the first at the end of August.
More on the 11 ppl arrested as part of crackdown on child sexual exploitation in Manchester. 9 men, 2 women. 7 victims, all girls aged 13-17
Eleven people, aged between 19 and 38 have been arrested for multiple sexual offences against children in a crackdown by child protection agencies and police into child sexual exploitation in south Manchester.
Greater Manchester Police said offences included:
- Sexual activity with a child
- Attempted indecent assault
- Inciting a child into prostitution
Eleven people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation in the south Manchester area, Greater Manchester Police said.
The strong winds seen across the country today have hit transport and video has revealed the difficulty planes had landing due to ex-Hurricane Gonzalo.
The plane can be seen being buffeted by strong winds as it tries to land at Manchester Airport.
The plane did land safely.