Shortly before 11.30am today, Friday 12 July 2019, officers were called to reports that a number of shots had been fired close to the Outline Health & Fitness Centre on Lever Street.
A man, who is believed to be in his late 20s, has been taken to hospital and the extent of his injuries isn't yet known.
A police scene remains in Lever Street as police continue with their enquiries.
Superintendent Rick Jackson, from GMP’s Bolton District, said:
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 5599 quoting reference 1217 of 12/07/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.