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WATCH: Investigation continues after man shot dead near Bolton

A murder investigation is underway after a man died from gunshot wounds in Westhoughton, near Bolton.

Michael Blake, 28, had been shot in the legs and in the back of the head. He died in hospital on Friday morning.

  • Granada Reports' Adam McClean sent this report from the scene:


Murder investigation after man shot in Liverpool

Police believe it was a targeted attack. Credit: ITV News

Merseyside Police has launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally shot in Aigburth.

Police were called to Southwood Road at around 10.20pm on Monday night, October 24, after they received reports of gunshots and a man lying in the street.

Emergency services discovered a man in his 30s at the scene with gunshot wounds to his head, thigh and buttock. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Southwood Road and Bryanston Road have been cordoned off as detectives carry out CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries. Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure residents in the community.

Our enquiries are clearly at a very early stage, although it does appear that this was a targeted incident.

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time, to call us so we can find those responsible and put them before the courts.

We will not tolerate the use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside and are relentless in our efforts to bring those who are prepared to use them to justice.

– Superintendent Jonathon Davies, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information is urged to call the specialist Matrix gun crime team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Investigation launched after man shot in Manchester

A man in his twenties was shot on Rochdale Road Credit: ITV Granada

Police are investigating after a man was shot in Manchester.

Detectives were called to a takeaway in Harpurhey, just after 11pm on Sunday night.

Officers were called to the takeaway on Rochdale Road late on Sunday night. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man, 27, was taken to hospital with a gun shot wounds. He remains in a critical condition.

Residents nearby said they heard two loud bangs before the sound of a car screeching and speeding away from the scene.

Harpurhey councillor Pat Karney, who met with police early on Monday morning, said he was ‘shocked and horrified’ by the incident.

He said police told him they believe it was a ‘targeted attack’ and that those involved knew each other.

The man is believed to have been shot from outside the takeaway through the window. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

Police are appealing for witnesses to call 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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.

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