Manchester police say 10 people hospitalized after shooting
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Manchester police say 10 people hospitalized after shooting

Police official says injuries of carnival-goers range from ‘minor to major,’ but most don’t appear to be life-threatening

Illustrative: A Police officer stands on duty outside a residential property on Banff Road in Rusholme, Manchester, northern England on May 31, 2017, as police investigations continue into the May 22 terror attack at the Manchester Arena. (AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF)
Illustrative: A Police officer stands on duty outside a residential property on Banff Road in Rusholme, Manchester, northern England on May 31, 2017, as police investigations continue into the May 22 terror attack at the Manchester Arena. (AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF)

Police in Manchester said 10 people were hospitalized early Sunday as the result of a shooting after a Caribbean carnival in the city.

Greater Manchester police said the injuries range from “minor to major” but most don’t appear to be life-threatening. The shooting was reported about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said police were trying to establish “exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a dangerous attack.” She said extra officers would be on patrol to ease the concerns of residents.

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 are strictly controlled.

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