Moss Side incident treated as ‘attempted multiple murder’

Police have launched an investigation into “attempted multiple murder” after 10 people were hurt when shots were fired overnight in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

Police believe a shotgun was used in the attack, which left victims with predominantly pellet-based leg injuries.

All 10 injured people – ranging in age from “late childhood to 50s” – were sent to hospital, among them two children with “pellet-type wounds”.

One man was said to be in a serious but stable condition with leg injuries.

Police say one person has left hospital after self-discharging, and the remaining nine people with pellet injuries are expected to leave hospital on Sunday.

Armed and unarmed officers were on the scene “within a minute” after a series of “bangs” were reported at 2.25am in Claremont Road.

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