Ten injured in shooting after UK carnival

 news.com.au  08/12/2018 09:19:02  3

At least 10 people have been hospitalised after shots were fired in the English city of Manchester following an annual Caribbean carnival.

Greater Manchester Police said they were called to the inner city area of Moss Side about 2.30am (local time) to find several people injured.

Police said the victims' injuries ranged "from minor to major" but most did not appear to be life threatening.

"Officers are trying to establish exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a dangerous attack," Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said in a statement.

"The Caribbean Carnival had been taking place earlier... 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," she added.

BBC Radio Manchester tweeted that a doctor believed the shots came from one person firing a pellet gun, adding police had not confirmed those details.

The local Manchester Evening News reported that Sunday's shooting was believed to have taken place during a post-carnival street party.

Investigations are continuing.

The carnival was scheduled to continue on Sunday.

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