Police arrested five people after a ‘disturbance’ involving 20 men in Salford.
Some of the men were armed and officers also received reports of a shooting during the incident in Salford last night.
GMP said five men, aged 44, 42, 40, 33 and 31, were held on suspicion of affray.
No injures were reported, police said.
Officers recovered a knife and a hammer from two cars at the scene.
Police at the scene of ‘shooting’ in Salford
Police said they received reports of a ‘firearm discharge’ but are yet to find evidence to confirm it.
A GMP spokesman said: “Police were called at 10.15pm on Friday 12 February to a report of a disturbance involving around 20 men – some with weapons – in an alleyway off Blackfriars Road, Salford.
“Five men – aged 44, 42, 40, 33 and 31 – were soon after arrested on suspicion of affray.
“Two cars were recovered and a knife and hammer were found and seized from one of the vehicles.
“No injuries have been reported.
“A scene remains in place as enquiries continue.”