Manchester

Masked gang shoot at man after chasing him from house containing two-year-old

A masked gang burst into a house in which there was a two-year-old child before pursuing a man into the street and shooting at him, police have said.

Four men forced their way into the Fovant Crescent property in the North Reddish area of Greater Manchester at about 08:30 GMT on Saturday.

The man wrestled a hammer from the balaclava-clad gang before being chased and fired upon as he hid behind a car.

Det Insp Julia Bowden said it was "a very serious and shocking incident".

"[It] happened in broad daylight... when there could quite easily have been children on the street," she added.

The man suffered minor injuries from an assault, while the windows of two cars were smashed.

Police have urged witnesses to contact them.

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