Children as young as 12 were among the dozen people injured in the incident at around 2.30am on Sunday morning, as a crowd of several hundred people enjoyed a street party following the Caribbean Carnival in Moss Side.
A “large number” of armed and unarmed officers raced to the street where they found several people suffering from gunshot wounds.
This has to be fake news. Gun control advocates have assured me that mass shootings do not happen in the UK because they banned the guns.
There is on thing that does make me suspect that this story is real.
Two people were shot to death and four others wounded early Monday at the bustling J’Ouvert carnival celebrating Caribbean culture in Brooklyn – sparking pandemonium hours before the city’s annual West Indian Day Parade.
At least four people were shot and two people were stabbed despite a heavy police presence to ensure safety during the raucous event, which has been routinely marred by violence.
You just can’t have a Caribbean street festival without a shooting. Most people think of places like Jamaica in terms of cruise line tourism, but once you get away from the places your Caribbean Cruise Line guide takes you, you will find out that Jamaica has one of the highest homicide rates in the world.
Still, a mass shooting in Britain. Unpossible I tell you, unpossible.