A man in his 20’s was stabbed in broad daylight while he was on his way to home from the local Mosque.
He was stabbed on Friday afternoon on Waterloo Street in Oldham.
He suffered multiple injuries and was taken to hospital was pronounced dead.
The incident has left the whole community in shock.
One resident said the victim was walking home after attending the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid.
It is believed the victim was at the wrong place at the wrong time. A little while ago some disturbances were reported in which some men on foot were chasing a car.
A passer by who was first aid trained, tried to help the victim until paramedics arrived.
Police have not arrested anyone yet.
Laura Mongan, 21, who lives near the scene, said: “Everyone gets on with everyone around here.
“It is a shock, you wouldn’t think anything like this would happen.”
Police have appealed for witnesses to the attack, which happened at 3.20pm.
The cordon around the scene remained in place late into Friday night.
Extra officers were seen patrolling the area and forensic teams worked under floodlights to comb the street for clues.
One resident, asked not to be named, said of the victim: “You would see him playing football with his friends.
“I kept asking people the same question, hoping to get a different answer, but I kept getting told the same thing – that he had died.”
Det Supt Nicky Porter said: “My heart goes out to the man’s family who have sadly had to be informed that their loved one has died.
“As the investigation develops, we hope to be able to provide further details but as this only happened recently, we’re yet to gain a full picture of what exactly has happened and ask the public to come forward with any information.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1293 of March 9.
Reports can also be made to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.