Ten in hospital after Manchester shooting

Ten people are in hospital after shots were fired in the Moss Side area of Manchester, police say.

Both armed and unarmed officers were called to Claremont Road at about 2.30am after reports of gunshots.

Those injured in what officers have called "a dangerous attack" are suffering minor to major injuries.

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."

Officers are now on the scene establishing exactly where the shooting took place and identify those involved.

Superintendent Dooley said: "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."

Extra police have been sent to the area, which is around two miles south of Manchester city centre.

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

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