Published: Mon, August 13, 2018

Ten people injured in Manchester shooting

Ten people injured in Manchester shooting

A total of 10 people were injured, including two children, when a gunman opened fire on crowds in Claremont Road in the early hours of this morning. One man was in a serious condition in hospital with leg wounds, BBC reported.

The community had gathered for its annual Caribbean Carnival, which had ended a few hours earlier, leaving revellers to spill out onto neighbouring streets.

The injuries range from minor to major, but most do not appear to be life-threatening, the force 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.

Greater Manchester's deputy mayor for crime praised the police for their "swift action" as well as the "local people who have responded quickly to say this doesn't reflect the Moss Side of 2018".


A spokeswoman for the Manchester Police, Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley, said officers were searching the area for clues, interviewing witnesses and reviewing footage from surveillance cameras.

"This was a reckless act that could have had devastating consequences with families and friends losing loved ones. Moss Side is a vibrant, welcoming area - and so much more than just a headline, let's hope in the days to come this is remembered".

"We need to get the message across to young people to make sure they are not getting involved in negativity", he said.

As a voice cries out, shouts of "move" can be heard, while another person asks "can you hear me".

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