Ten in hospital after shooting in Manchester

Moss Side in Manchester England

Pictures of the aftermath show people in the street after the shooting.

At least 10 people were injured in a shooting in Manchester's Moss Side area early Sunday, local police said.

Extra police have been sent to the area, which is around two miles south of Manchester city centre.

"Thankfully the injuries suffered do not appear to be as serious as first believed, and hopefully people will begin to leave hospital over the course of the day following treatment", Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry said in a statement, urging anyone else who may be injured to seek treatment.

Officers are now trying to establish exactly where the shooting took place and the identity of those involved.

Several people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before, the force said.

It happened after the popular Caribbean Carnival of Manchester took place on Saturday.

The injuries range from minor to major, but most do not appear to be life-threatening, police said.

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

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

Anyone with any information was asked to 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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