Police are investigating after a man was shot as he sat in the back of a taxi in Liverpool.
It happened in Maryport Close in Everton last night.
The victim, who is 40 years old, was taken to hospital, where he is in a critical condition.
Detectives are carrying out house-to-house and forensic enquiries in the local area.
Detective Inspector Kathy Goodwin said: "The investigation is currently in its early stages and we are working to establish what has happened.
"We know that the victim was sat in the rear of the car when he was attacked. He has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.
"I would appeal for anyone who was in the area around Maryport Close this evening who has seen any vehicles or individuals acting suspiciously to contact us a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to this investigation.
If you have information for the police:
- contact the MSOC Guncrime hotline on 0800 230 0600
- contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111