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Teenager shot in Bootle

A 16 year old has been shot in Bootle on Merseyside. Emergency services were called to Monfa Road at around 5pm yesterday afternoon to reports that a teenage boy had been shot.

On arrival officers found a 16-year-old male with pellet injuries to his right hand and upper thigh. His injuries are not life threatening.

Police say the victim is not co-operating with the police and detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information to come forward.

Shots fired in Liverpool

Detectives are investigating after reports of shots were fired in Fazakerley on Tuesday.

Officers were called to Warbreck Moor, around 10pm and discovered damage to a front window of the house that has been confirmed to be consistent with a firearms discharge.

No-one was in the property at the time of the incident and no-one has been injured.

A 37-year-old man from Walton has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and remains in police custody for questioning.


Shots fired in north Manchester

Shots have been fired at a van in north Manchester. Officers were called to the junction of Holland Road and Arden Road in Crumpsall following reports of an abandoned vehicle. Upon arrival they found an Iveco van on Arden Road and had gunshot damage to the windscreen and a door.

Superintendent Neil Bhole said: “We are at the early stages in our inquiries but I want to stress immediately that nobody has been injured and we have no indication that this is connected to yesterday’s tragic events.”

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

Man arrested after Liverpool shooting

Merseyside Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting in Toxteth on Saturday. A 20-year-old man from Toxeth is being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm. He is currently in police custody and will be questioned by detectives later today.

The 18 year old was shot in the back at the junction of Kingsley and Eversley road at just before 1am on Sunday morning. He's critically ill in hospital. Click here for more.


'Drive-by' shooting in Greater Manchester

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired in Moston.

Two men wearing balaclavas drove past a house on Pentland Road at just before 7pm last night on a red motorbike and fired two shots at it.

Armed response officers attended and secured the scene and confirmed that the damage was consistent with a gunshot being fired. Nobody was injured.

“We are treating this as an isolated incident and do not believe it is connected to last week’s shootings in Clayton and Droylsden.

“Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of this dangerous and reckless act and I want to reassure residents that not only are there extra officers in and around the area, but we will do everything we can to identify the culprit.

– Detective Constable Chris Chadderton
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