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GUNCHESTER: Ten people in hospital after Moss Side shooting


TEN people have been rushed hospital after a shooting in Manchester’s notorious Moss Side according to GMP.

Police received a report of gunshots on Claremont Road and A large number of both unarmed and armed officers attended and found a number of people injured as a result of a firearm being discharged.

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said that a number of people were in hospital being treated for various injuries, none of which were believed to be life-threatening. Extra police were patrolling the area.

A carnival in the area had finished some hours before the incident, it was reported.

A number of people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before, the force added.

One local said on Twitter: “Sad to wake up to news of 10 people being shot in Moss Side.

“The carnival was the best atmosphere and I didn’t see a hint of trouble from 1-7pm when I was there.

“People just there with friends and family dancing to great music.”

Residents said a street party was held annually on the road after the carnival in nearby Alexandra Park.

Moss Side anti-violence campaigner Dr Erinma Bell told the BBC she understood the shooting had been carried out by one man, who had been firing pellets.

Police have not confirmed how many people were involved or what sort of gun was used.

Several people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before, the force said.

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

This is a developing story…

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