An eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Monday that the incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. when some people were busy carrying out their daily businesses at the junction.
According to the witness, the suspected gunmen arrived at the place on two motorcycles, ordered people around to leave the place in their own interest.
It was gathered that shortly after giving the order the gunmen opened fire indiscriminately and shot one person dead, injuring two others.
The gunmen were said to have shot in the air before fleeing the area on their motorcycles.
When contacted, the acting Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Mr Mustapha Abubakar, confirmed the incident.
Abubakar said the injured persons were taken to the hospital.
He said security had been beefed up in the area to ensure the arrest of the attackers.