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Anfield shooting: Primary school day continuing as normal

A man is believed to have fired a gun at a dark coloured car outside the primary school on Anfield Road on Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Anfield Road Primary School has issued a statement following reports of gunfire outside the school on Tuesday morning.

Police are investigating the incident which happened while parents were dropping their children off at the school around 9am.

We would like to reassure people that our children are safe and were unaware of the incident that happened outside of the school site this morning.

The site was not evacuated, the school day is continuing as normal and a trip for some pupils took place as planned.

Due to the closure of the road for the police investigation we will be letting parents know about a change in arrangements to pick up their children at home time.

– Claire Drew-Williams, Headteacher of Anfield Road Primary School


Liverpool shooting: Police investigate reports of gunfire on Anfield Road

Police in Merseyside are investigating reports of a shooting in Anfield on Tuesday morning, November 24.

Officers were called to Anfield Road at around 9am after a shot was reportedly fired at a car.

The incident is believed to have happened outside Anfield County Primary School, near the junction with Walton Breck Road.

Detectives are carrying out enquiries at the scene. Police patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure members of the community.

Witnesses are asked to call the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man injured in shooting

A man suffered serious injuries after being shot in the leg.

Shortly after 7.30pm yesterday, a 30-year-old man was dropped off at North Manchester General Hospital with gunshot wounds to his leg.

He was taken to hospital by someone in a dark coloured Citroen car, which did not remain at the scene.

An investigation by GMP’s Major Incident Team into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the shooting has been launched. The man remains in a stable condition in hospital.

We are in the very early stages of our investigation, which will seek to determine who shot this person and why. “At this moment in time our focus is on finding those who dropped him off at the hospital and identifying where this occurred.

– Detective Superintendent Serena Kennedy, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Search for men over shooting in Liverpool

Three men caught on CCTV after the shooting Credit: Merseyside Police

Police are hunting three men, captured on CCTV after a shooting in Toxteth.

Detectives believe they fired shots at two other men, last Friday lunchtime. No one was injured. A car was damaged.

The three men left the scene, on Roseberry Street, on foot after the shooting. The other two men left on bikes.

Officers arrested eight people in the aftermath, seizing firearms, drugs and cash. All those questioned were released on bail.


Police say Toxteth shooting was targeted

Police are hunting a gunman after a man was shot in Toxteth. Officers found a man in a taxi with gunshot wounds to the leg after they were called to Princes Avenue last night. He's being treated in hospital. The area remans cordoned off and house to house enquiries are underway.

"We are in the early stages of the investigation and at the moment the motive for the shooting is unknown, although it is believed to be targeted. I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw, or heard anything, which may help us with our inquiries to contact us. Merseyside Police is relentless in its pursuit of those involved in gun crime and we will act on information we receive."

– Detective Inspector Tom Keaton, Merseyside Police

Man shot in 'targeted attack' in Salford

A man is in hospital after being shot in what police think was a targeted attack in Salford. Police were called to Westray Crescent, Salford last night to find the 20 year old. The man was taken to hospital for treatment to a gunshot wound. His injuries are not life threatening.

Officers say a short time later a car failed to stop for police on Adelphi Street. Police pursued three men, aged 18, 19 and 19, who were in the car – which is an outstanding stolen VW Polo - were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

All three remain in police custody for questioning.

A young man appears to have been deliberately targeted by offenders armed with a gun, but thankfully his injuries are not life threatening.

We are committed to robustly and meticulously investigating this incident in order to identify and bring to justice those responsible.

“We have dedicated officers and resources spread across the borough that are being utilised to identify and bring to justice those who use weapons to commit crime and intimidate residents.

– Superintendent Wayne Miller
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