Manch­ester po­lice say 10 peo­ple in­jured in shoot­ing

The Western Star - - WORLD -

LON­DON - Ten peo­ple, in­clud­ing two chil­dren, were in­jured early Sunday morn­ing when shots were fired af­ter a Caribbean car­ni­val in the north­ern English city of Manch­ester. Greater Manch­ester po­lice said one man is in sta­ble but se­ri­ous con­di­tion at a lo­cal hospi­tal with in­juries to his legs.

The other nine peo­ple are be­ing treated for pel­let-type wounds suf­fered in the shoot­ing, which was re­ported at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. “Thank­fully the in­juries suf­fered do not ap­pear to be as se­ri­ous as first be­lieved, and hope­fully peo­ple will be­gin to leave hospi­tal over the course of the day fol­low­ing treat­ment,” Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Wasim Chaudhry said in a state­ment, urg­ing any­one else who may be in­jured to seek treat­ment.

“This was a reck­less act that could have had dev­as­tat­ing con­se­quences with fam­i­lies and friends los­ing loved ones.”

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