Police are appealing for the victim and a witness to come forward after shots were fired in Burnage.
Shortly before 8pm on Saturday 31 May 2014 police were called to Green End Road, near the junction with Kingsway in Burnage, to reports that shots had been fired.
Officers attended and established that witnesses reported that an incident had taken place and possible shots had been fired.
One man, 25, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Two men, 22 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
The victim has not yet been identified and police are appealing for help to trace him.
Police believe the intended target was a man, black or mixed race, of stocky build, in his late 30s, between 6ft and 6ft 2in tall and he was wearing a blue checked or striped shirt.
Police are also appealing for a witness who was standing by a Vauxhall Astra car when the shots were fired, to come forward. He is described as a man of mixed race, in his late 20s, about 5ft 5in tall and he was wearing a dark tracksuit and dark baseball cap.
Detective Inspector Dave Turner of South Manchester division said:
â€œWe believe that a man was shot at in broad daylight but he hasnâ€™t come forward.
â€œIf you are the victim we are urging you to get in touch. There is obviously a reason why you have not yet spoken to police and maybe you are scared to come forward. We want to reassure you that we will support you and the information you supply will be kept in the strictest confidence.
â€œIf you are the man who witnessed what happened, or you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at that time, please contact police immediately.â€
Anyone with any information is asked to call police onÂ 0161 856 4423Â or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously onÂ 0800 555 111.