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Investigation under way after man shot in the face

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in the face in Speke, Liverpool.

Merseyside Police say the attack was targeted but the motive remains unknown. Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to the scene on Goldfinch Farm Road at around 7pm on Saturday evening, March 5.

The 35-year-old is believed to have been shot while he was sitting in a parked car on the road. The offender is believed to have shot from a nearby vehicle before driving away.

The victim remains in a stable condition in hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Detectives say they believe the attack was targeted, though the motive behind it is unknown.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure members of the community. The road remains closed to traffic.

Anyone with information is asked to call the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man injured in Liverpool shooting

The incident took place at a property on Longreach Road

Merseyside Police says a man has been injured after a shooting in Dovecot.

The 21-year-old man was shot through an open bedroom window of a house in Longreach Road in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The man suffered an injury to his back and was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Police believe the victim was targeted, though the motive remains unclear.

A search was carried out and an investigation is ongoing.

I would like to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to find the person or persons reponsible.

We would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.

– Detective Superintendent Lee Turner, Merseyside Police


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
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