A woman was threatened with a gun by two men on a moped.
At about 6.50am on Wednesday 14 May 2014, a 50-year-old woman was walking along Carr Street, Platt Bridge, when two men on a moped rode alongside her.
The pillion passenger produced a handgun, which he pointed at her.
They then rode off at speed towards Lily Lane.
A few minutes later a motorist saw two people driving erratically on a moped or motorbike on Lily Lane and then saw the passenger point a gun at houses and fire two shots.
The moped rode off down Lily Lane towards Ashton-in-Makerfield.
The moped is described as a dark coloured moped/motorbike. The two on the vehicle are described as white, 17 or 18 years old, of slim build and wearing all dark clothing. One had a dark coloured helmet and the other a patterned light coloured helmet.
Detective Constable Lynsey Watson, said: â€œThe woman threatened at gunpoint and the motorist who saw them firing the gun have been left frightened by their ordeal and we are working hard to identify the offenders.
â€œThere is no obvious motive for either incident and I would encourage anyone with information about what happened or who is responsible to call us.â€
Anyone with information is asked to call police onÂ 0161 856 7225, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.