• Moss Side shooting: 10 people in hospital, say Greater Manchester police

    Ten people were taken to hospital after a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester File photo Ten people were taken to hospital after a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester

    Ten people were taken to hospital after a shooting in the Moss Side area of Manchester, police have said.

    Armed officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were called to Claremont Road at 2.30am on Sunday and discovered several people had been hurt. The injuries ranged from minor to major, but most did not appear to be life-threatening, the force said.

    A number of people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before. Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said: “We currently have a number of people in hospital all being treated for different injuries but thankfully most do not appear to be life-threatening at this time.

    “Officers are trying to establish exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a dangerous attack.

    “The area is being searched and examined while we are also trying to speak to as many people as possible and are reviewing CCTV to get all the facts.

    “The Caribbean Carnival had been taking place earlier that day but had finished several hours prior to this incident occurring, which is why there were still a lot of people in the area.

    “Those living or visiting the area will understandably be concerned by this incident and we will have extra officers patrolling the area throughout the morning and into the coming days.”

    Footage reportedly showing the aftermath of the incident was posted on social media, with a panicked group of people being helped by police.

    GMP said it had deployed a “large number” of armed and unarmed officers in the area after the alarm was raised.

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