Chil­dren hurt in street party shoot­ing

Nottingham Post - - NATIONAL -

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

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