Update: Police have now issued the following statement.
Shortly after 10:40pm on Friday 6 July 2018, police were called to reports of a disturbance on Station Road in Salford.
Officers attended and found evidence that a firearm discharge had taken place outside a property on the street.
The property was empty at the time and nobody was injured during the incident.
We are hearing unconfirmed reports of up to seven shots fired at a house in the Patricroft area of Eccles during the early hours of Saturday morning (07/07/18).
Residents in and around Armitage Road in Eccles told us that they were woken by the sounds of what appeared to be gun shots, apparently targetted at a property at the end of the street.
Police placed a cordon around Station Road and errected a white tent outside a property at the junction with Armitage Street.
Local residents reported seeing police dogs in the area as well as what appeared to be armed police officers but we are told that they have now since vacated and the operation seems to have been scaled back.
According to sources on social media, the property was empty at the time as the resident was not at home. It is believed that windows were smashed at the same property in another incident earlier in the week.
Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 8361 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.