Children hurt in street party shooting
TEN people, including a 12-year-old child, were injured when what is believed to be a shotgun was fired in a large crowd of people at a street party, police have said.
Officers were called to reports of two loud bangs at the party, which followed Manchester’s Caribbean Carnival, on Claremont Road in Moss Side in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Greater Manchester Police said nine people, including two children who were at the street party with parents, were taken to hospital after suffering pellet injuries, predominantly to their legs, while one man sustained a broken leg, the cause of which is not known. None of the injuries are thought to be lifethreatening and one person has discharged themselves from hospital.
Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry said police had launched an attempted murder investigation but the motive for the attack remained unclear.
Officers carry out a fingertip search
Police officers at the scene in Moss Side, Manchester, where several people have been injured after a shooting