A street has been sealed off by police in Manchester as they respond to a major incident.

Forensic and tactical aid unit officers can be seen inside a cordon on Oakfield Street in Cheetham Hill.

Residents reported hearing shouting at around midnight before cops arrived.

They have been combing the area for clues this morning [Oct 21] and appear to be focusing on a vehicle parked outside a house.

Officers are standing guard at each end of the cordon.There are also large numbers of police vehicles also parked on the residential street.

It is unknown how long the cordon has been in place and Greater Manchester Police have not been able to provide any further details.

Forensic officers in white overalls can be seen searching underneath cars in the street.

Police have now confirmed that they are investigating reports of shots fired.

Shortly before 9pm on Sunday 20 October 2019, police were called to Oakfield Street, Cheetham Hill to reports of a firearm discharge. Officers attended and found damage to a car window consistent with that of a firearms discharge.


Inspector Tony Platten of the City of Manchester Division said:

Thankfully no one was injured in this shocking incident; however that doesn’t mean to say that we are not treating it extremely seriously.

Inspector Tony Platten
  • Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146, quoting incident number 3076 of 20/10/2019, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.