Moss Side shooting: 10 people in hospital, say Greater Manchester police

12 August, 2018, 22:12 | Author: Myra Gill
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"Nine people went to hospital, including two children, with pellet-type wounds that are not believed to be serious", a statement from Greater Manchester Police said.

Police said they hoped the less seriously injured victims would begin to leave hospital during the course of the day.

Great Manchester Police Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry said at a press conference on Sunday: "What we know from that incident is that ten people were highlighted to having been injured and they were taken to hospital".

Footage posted on social media from the Twitter account UK Rap purports to show the aftermath of the incident, which happened several hours after a Caribbean Carnival in the area.

Detective superintendent Debbie Dooley said: "We now have a number of people in hospital all being treated for different injuries, but thankfully most do not appear life-threatening at this time".


A voice can be heard yelling out "move".

"Officers are now in the area trying to establish exactly where the shooting took place and identify those involved".

Several people were in the area after a carnival, which had finished a few hours before, with police trying to establish exactly where the shooting took place and identify those involved.

She said extra officers would be on patrol to ease the concerns of residents.

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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