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Man shot dead in 'targeted attack' in Liverpool

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Police in Liverpool are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot dead in the street.

The victim thought to be in his 20's was found on the pavement at Lloyd Close in Everton shortly after five o'clock. Police are treating it as a targeted attack.

“A young man has lost his life and we are doing everything we can to bring the person or persons responsible to justice. It is still the very early stages of a major investigation and we need the public’s help in identifying who was in Lloyd Close at the time this incident happened.

I would urge anyone living in the street or nearby or anyone passing by who saw or heard anything suspicious to please do the right thing and come forward. Even the most trivial or insignificant piece of information could be important and help us bring the perpetrators to justice.

– Detective Superintendent Lee Turner

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Man shot dead on Liverpool street

Police were called to the shooting at 5.15pm Credit: PA

Police have sealed off a street in Liverpool after a man was shot dead.

Officers were called to Lloyd Close in Everton at 5.15pm this evening, amid reports a man had been injured. He died later in hospital.

Forensic teams are searching for evidence. Detectives are trying to trace the man's family.

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