Three men were taken to hospital after violence erupted in Frankfield Road in the Stepps area of Glasgow on Sunday.
Witnesses said the street became a “war zone” after the altercation between two rival gangs.
Emergency vehicles and a police helicopter were scrambled to the scene where two vans had been set alight.
Detective Superintendent Stephen Grant, of Police Scotland, said: “Officers are continuing inquiries after three men were left injured in what we understand is a targeted attack in the Cardowan area. These three men are in a stable condition.
“This was a brazen incident on Frankfield Road, involving a number of vehicles being set alight
“A substantial police response followed the initial reports.”
Door-to-door inquiries were being carried out as police sought to reassure residents.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via the 101 number or information can be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.