Ten injured during Manchester shooting

Manchester shooting

"Nine people went to hospital, including two children, with pellet-type wounds that are not believed to be serious", a statement from Greater Manchester Police said.

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley could not give further detail on the nature of the injuries said most were not life threatening.

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said police were trying to establish "exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a unsafe attack".

The area was busy following the Caribbean Carnival, which finished some hours earlier, they added.

The attack came as Manchester celebrated its Caribbean Carnival in Alexandra Park.

She said extra officers would be on patrol to ease the concerns of residents.

Police officers stand at the cordoned off area in Claremont Road Moss Side
Police officers stand at the cordoned off area in Claremont Road Moss Side

Ten people are in hospital following a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

There was a huge police response, and officers established that several people had been injured as a result of a firearm being discharged.

"At around 2.30am police received a report of gunshots heard on Claremont Road".

Paramedics took the victims to a nearby hospital where they are being treated for minor and critical injuries.

Investigations were taking place to identify exactly where the shooting occurred and who was involved.

Anyone with any information can call police on 0161 856 4166 quoting incident number 297 of 12 August or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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