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: