A man who was found in a road with gunshot wounds by police investigating a reported hit-and-run has died. Officers discovered the injured 28-year-old on Manchester Road in Westhoughton, Bolton, shortly before 23:10 GMT on Thursday.

He was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

Greater Manchester Police said it was “initially reported as a failure to stop collision” but it was not thought that was what had occurred.

Det Supt Jon Chadwick said officers were “very much in the early stages of our investigation and we’re working to establish exactly what has happened to this man”.