Police raided nine addresses and made six arrests as they investigate a feud between two gangs.
Officers struck this morning after a number of shootings have occurred in Harpurhey since the start of the month.
The latest happened on Tuesday, when police were called to reports of shots being fired and criminal damage being committed to two addresses and two cars.
No injuries were reported, and officers are yet to recover any evidence of a firearms discharge.
There have been three confirmed firearms discharges since the start of February in Foleshill Avenue, Queens Road and Honister Road.
The incidents are believed to be related to an ‘ongoing dispute between two criminal groups in Harpurhey’, GMP said.
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This morning officers raided nine addresses, in Harpurhey, Moston, Blackley, and Failsworth.
They arrested six men aged from 16 to 31.
Now they are being questioned after being held on suspicion of firearms offences and criminal damage.
Officers recovered two machetes and a bullet casing after executing the warrants.
Superintendent Rebecca Boyce, of GMP’s City of Manchester North division, said: “Today we have made a significant impact in disrupting some of the shocking activity we have seen recently in the area, and by arresting six people we are able to drive a wedge between those individuals we believe to be involved in this criminality.
“This is an emphatic response to what has been a very concerning trend of recent violence in Harpurhey where we have had three confirmed firearms discharges and numerous reports of criminal damage at targeted addresses in the area.
“What has taken place lately is concerning for the police and public alike as these kinds of disputes and attacks may be targeted, but they are still capable of harming innocent members of the public whom we have a duty to protect.
“The recklessness and the frequency of these incidents, particularly as seen on Tuesday, made it of great importance that we take strong and swift action to disrupt this criminal activity and to reassure the public that we are doing all we can to tackle this issue.
“It is absolutely vital that members of the public continue to express their concerns and any information they have to us with the knowledge that information will be treat with the strictest confidence.
“This can be done by speaking to our patrolling officers, reporting to us online or calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.
“The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”