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12th Aug 2018

Ten people in hospital following shooting incident in Manchester

Rory Cashin

Strasbourg shooting

The incident took place at 2.30am on Sunday morning.

Local police officers are investigating after shots were fired in Moss Side, Manchester, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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.

“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.”

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.