Manchester (August 10, 2018): At least 10 people received bullet injuries in shooting at Manchester street carnival early Sunday, said police.
The shooting reportedly took place at a street party being held after the first day of this weekend’s Caribbean Carnival in Alexandra Park.Police said the victims had “pellet-type wounds that are not believed to be serious”. One man was in a serious condition in hospital with leg wounds.
Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, from Greater Manchester Police said, “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.“That being said, there may be people who didn’t seek treatment last night and I would urge these people to get immediate medical attention if that is the case.”He said the shooting was “a reckless act that could have had devastating consequences”. The Caribbean Carnival, which has been held every summer since 1972, draws thousands of people.