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Manchester shooting: Children among 10 people injured in Moss side

Culled from SKY News

Ten people are in hospital after shots were fired overnight in the Moss Side area of Manchester, SKY News reported.

Two children are among those with "pellet-type wounds" and one man is in a serious but stable condition with leg injuries, police have said.

The nine people with pellet injuries are expected to leave hospital later today.

Armed and unarmed officers were called to Claremont Road at about 2.30am, with police saying some victims sustained serious injuries after the "dangerous attack".

However, those injuries are not yet believed to be life-threatening.

Manchester Caribbean Carnival had brought large groups of people to the area, with several after-parties understood to have taken place in Claremont Road.

It is not known whether the carnival - which was celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Windrush generation - will still take place on Sunday.

Claremont Road runs for about two miles through Moss Side.

The area has numerous gang territories and has long had problems connected with drugs and gun violence.

Footage reportedly showing the aftermath of the incident was posted on Twitter, with the caption: "Shooting at Manchester Moss Side post carnival street party".

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The dark video appears to show a panicked group of people being helped by police.

As a voice cries out, shouts of "move" can be heard, while another voice asks "can you hear me?".

"Give us some space guys" can also be heard in the background, while another voice says, "are you dumb?" as the camera pans around.

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."

My view: It's not clear exactly if the shooting was gang related. According to reports, the area where the shooting happened has numerous gang territories and has long had problems connected with drugs and gun violence.

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