Children among injured in Manchester shooting

Two children are among 10 victims of a shooting on a busy Manchester street early Sunday (local time).

Police have indicated they were hit with pellet-like bullets during the attack.

Ten people were hospitalised after a man opened fire on a crowd of people celebrating a Caribbean Carnival festivities in the Moss Side area of Manchester.

Ten people were injured, some seriously in the shooting attack. Image: AAP

Ten people were injured, some seriously in the shooting attack. Image: AAP

Police have amped up patrols in an effort to locate the shooter. Image: AAP

Police have amped up patrols in an effort to locate the shooter. Image: AAP

Armed officers from Greater Manchester Police were called to the Claremont Road location at 2.30am local time and discovered several people had been shot.

There were a range of injuries with one man in a serious condition with leg wounds.

“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,” GMP’s City of Manchester division Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry said.

He also said there may have been more injured and advised them to seek medical attention if that was the case.

“This was a reckless act that could have had devastating consequences with families and friends losing loved ones,” he said.

The shooting happened on a busy street in Moss Side after a Caribbean carnival nearby. Image: AAP

The shooting happened on a busy street in Moss Side after a Caribbean carnival nearby. Image: AAP

Video apparently showing the aftermath of the incident was posted on social media.

Ten people were shot in an incident in Moss Side, Manchester. Image: Google Maps

Ten people were shot in an incident in Moss Side, Manchester. Image: Google Maps

The video shows a panicked group of people being helped by police.

As a voice cries out, shouts of “move” can be heard, while another voice asks “can you hear me?”

A number of people were in the area following the Caribbean Carnival, which had finished some hours before.

“We currently have a number of people in hospital all being treated for different injuries but thankfully most do not appear to be life-threatening at this time,” Detective Superintendent Debbie Dooley said.

“Officers are trying to establish exactly where this incident took place and who is responsible for such a dangerous attack.”

Police have deployed a “large number” of armed and unarmed officers in the area after the alarm was raised.

They are currently assessing CCTV footage and speaking with witnesses to determine the exact circumstances.

The shooter has still not been located.

Investigations are continuing.

With AAP.

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