Ten in hospital after shooting in Manchester

Moss Side in Manchester England

Moss Side in Manchester England

Greater Manchester police said the injuries ranged from "minor to major" but most didn't appear to be life-threatening.

"This was a reckless act that could have had devastating consequences with families and friends losing loved ones". Some required surgery, he added.

Local councillor Pat Karney said one man suffered a broken leg when he was believed to be attempting to flee the incident while the others who were injured had sustained pellet wounds.

Armed officers were called to Claremont Road at 2.30am on Sunday and discovered several people had been hurt.

Footage on social media showed panicked crowds after the shooting.

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The shooting comes amid a spike in gun and knife crime in Britain that has sparked calls for government action in a country where firearms were strictly controlled.

Ten people have been injured following a shooting at an incident at Manchester's Caribbean Carnival in Moss Side.

The Carnival has been a staple for the city for over 40 years, with Moss Side streets becoming the centrepiece of a two-day celebration of Caribbean music and folklore.

"Today the community is likely to feel concerned and that's completely understandable".

In May 2017, Manchester was rocked by a terrorist bombing at Manchester Arena, where Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, detonated explosives packed with nails, bolts and ball bearings at an Ariana Grande concert.

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