Police are appealing for information after a distraction grenade was thrown at an address in Salford.
Shortly before 12.30am on Friday 18 May police were called to reports that an explosive device had been thrown at a house on Beech Lawn Close in Langworthy.
The offender threw the distraction grenade towards the house before fleeing down an alleyway towards Eccles Old Road.
Bomb disposal officers were sent to the scene and safely removed the exploded device from the area before carrying out a controlled explosion.
Sometime later at around 1.20am, police received a report that shots had been fired nearby on Quayview in Salford Quays. Officers attended and found damage consistent with a firearm having been discharged.
No one was injured in either of these incidents, which are being treated as linked and targeted attacks.
Chief Superintendent Wayne Miller, of GMP’s Salford district, said: “People who saw the bomb disposal officers last night, or who heard the gunshots will understandably be concerned, but we are doing all we can to find those responsible.
“While we are keeping an open mind as our investigation is in its early stages, we believe these were targeted attacks.
“If you live in the area, you will see more officers on patrol who are there to support our investigation and to answer any questions you may have."