A man was gunned down in broad daylight on a Manchester street, police said.
The victim, who was in his 30s, later died in hospital after the incident at around 5pm on Wednesday in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Two men, aged 29 and 32, have been arrested on suspicion of murder following armed raids by Greater Manchester Police, the force said.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow said: “Tragically, despite the best efforts of paramedics, the man lost his life shortly after this horrific incident and we have specially trained officers supporting his family at this unimaginably difficult time. We have launched a murder investigation and officers will remain at the scene throughout this evening.
“I would advise people to avoid the area where possible as several road closures are in place.”
He also sought to assure the public amid community concerns, urging anyone with information to come forward immediately.
He said “there will be an increased police presence in the area over the coming days and they are there for your safety.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1592 of 13/06/2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.