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Several injured after shots fired in Moss Side


Officers are investigating after shots were fired in Moss Side earlier this morning (Sunday 12 August 2018).

At around 2.30am police received a report of gunshots heard on Claremont Road.

Due to the nature of the report, a large number of both unarmed and armed officers attended and established that several people had been injured as a result of a firearm being discharged.

At this stage, ten people are currently in hospital suffering from minor to major injuries.

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

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.

“The area is being searched and examined while we are also trying to speak to as many people as possible and are reviewing CCTV to get all the facts.

“The Caribbean Carnival had been taking place earlier that day but had finished several hours prior to this incident occurring, which is why there were still a lot of people in the area.

“Those living or visiting the area will understandably be concerned by this incident and we will have extra officers patrolling the area throughout the morning and into the coming days.

“If you do have any concerns please approach them and they will try and help in any way they can.”

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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