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Teenage girl remains in hospital after Moss Side shooting

Police cordon after shots fired at street party in Moss Side Credit: PA

Police are appealing for members of the community to help find person responsible for the shooting in Moss Side over the weekend.

At around 2:30am on Sunday morning police responded to reports gunshots had been heard on Claremont Road.

Armed and unarmed officers arriving one minute after the call came into police and provided medical support.

Twelve people were treated at hospital for their injuries, nine of them have now being discharged.

Two men, aged 23 and 30, and a 12-year-old girl remain in hospital for treatment with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

Detectives believe a shot gun was fired into the crowd on at least two occasions but the weapon is yet to be recovered.

“The person responsible for this incident recklessly fired a gun into a crowd of people enjoying a celebration of Caribbean culture, which included children. One of those injured by the shooting was a 12-year-old girl who remains in hospital with her family at her bedside but thankfully she should make a full recovery.

“We need to get answers for her family and the loved ones of all the people injured in the incident and we believe those answers may lie within the community.

“I want to urge anyone who thinks they may know anything to please get in touch as matter of urgency. If people don’t feel comfortable contacting the police then people can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers, which is a charity that is completely independent from the police.”

Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 4166 quoting incident number 297 of 12 August or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Chief Superintendent Wasim Chaudhry, Territorial Commander for GMP’s City of Manchester division

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