Greater Manchester Police emergency services were called to the scene after reports of gunshots. Picture: Dave Thompson/Getty Images
Greater Manchester Police emergency services were called to the scene after reports of gunshots. Picture: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Mass shooting in Manchester

TEN people have been injured after a shooting incident in Manchester.

Police say victims are in hospital with injuries ranging from minor to serious after the incident on Sunday morning at Moss Side.

Officers are investigating after shots were fired at around 2.30am local time (11.30am AEST) on Claremont Road.

There was a huge police response, and officers established that several people had been injured as a result of a firearm being discharged.

A police spokesman said: "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."

"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.

More to come.


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