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Man injured after shooting in Wavertree

Stevenson Street in Wavertree Photo: Google Maps

Police in Merseyside are appealing for information following a shooting in Wavertree today.

Emergency services were called at around 3.50pm to reports a man had been shot a number of times on Stevenson Street.

North West Ambulance Service are in attendance and the man has been taken to hospital for further treatment.

Damage has also been caused to a property on Stevenson Street and bullet casings have been recovered.

At this early stage of the investigation, the full circumstances of the incident are unclear and the motive is unknown but it is believed to have been a targeted attack.

Officers and Crime Scene Investigators are in attendance at the scene and extensive enquiries are being carried out to establish the full circumstances of what happened and locate the offenders. CCTV from the area will be sought.

A cordon has been established to allow for forensic examination of the scene and house to house enquiries will be carried out.

High visibility patrols will be stepped up in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

Detective Inspector Phil Mahon said:

We are keeping an open mind as to why this has happened and the investigation is in its very early stages. Our priority now is to support the victim and establish who is responsible and to bring them to justice.

I'm sure the vast majority of people in the community will be appalled to find that a man has been shot in the street in daylight hours and we would ask them to help us by providing information about what happened to help us make the streets safer.

Criminals involved in gun crime have no regard for anyone else and I would urge the local community to come together to help us take a stand against the use of firearms and violence on our streets and report anything they saw or heard to us so we can take action.

If anyone witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious that could help us investigate this incident then please contact our gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector Phil Mahon