A NUMBER of streets have been taped off following reports of an alleged shooting.

Witnesses said they could hear gunshots being fired on Vicarage Road, in Abram, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

It comes just days after shots were fired in Hilden Street, Bolton. It's not thought the incidents are linked but is the latest in a string of firearms incidents across Greater Manchester.

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In the latest incident the upstairs and downstairs windows of a property were visibly damaged.

Forensics officers were seen outside the house combing the area for clues.

Around the same time gunshots were also heard on Redland Court, a mile and a half away, according to reports. Residents said they also heard a flurry of gunshots at about 12.30am and a woman was seen being taken to hospital in an ambulance.