FOUR men have been arrested after a multiple shooting at an inner-city pub left two people dead, police said today.
The gunfight broke out at the Brass Handles pub in the notorious Langworthy area of Salford, Greater Manchester, yesterday afternoon.
Two men are thought to have entered the pub, firing shots, before being chased out and shot by locals who were also carrying guns.
The victims died at the scene. Two other men suffered gunshot wounds and remain in Hope Hospital, under police guard. They are being treated for serious injuries.
Today a spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said four men had been arrested overnight and were being questioned in connection with the incident.
"Two men died in the incident at the Brass Handles pub on Edgehill Close at approximately 2.20pm," she said.
"The four men, who are all believed to be in their early twenties, continue to be questioned by detectives."
The attack on the pub took place as it was packed with customers watching Manchester United's football match on television.
The dead men, who have not yet been formally identified, were of mixed race. The two who were injured are white.
Police fear the killings could be part of ongoing gangland warfare.
Manchester earned the title "Gunchester" in the Nineties after a series of gangland murders.
Last night officers were examining CCTV footage and carrying out door-to-door inquiries.