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Investigation after man shot in leg in St Helens

An investigation is underway after a man was allegedly shot in the leg in St Helens.

Police were called to Langtree Street on Sunday night where they found a 19 year-old with a leg injury "consistent with a firearms discharge".

He was taken to hospital, where his injury is not believed to be life threatening.

Police were called to Langtree Street, but believe the shooting took place elsewhere. Credit: Google Earth

Police don't believe that the shooting actually took place in Langtree Street and an investigation is currently underway to establish the circumstances of what happened.

Detective Inspector Steve Christian said: "The investigation is in its very early stages. We believe the man suffered his injury at a different location and will be carrying out CCTV and house-to-house enquiries to establish what has happened."

Police are appealing for information. Credit: PA

I want to reassure our communities that the use of firearms will not be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to finding the people who are responsible and bringing them to justice.

– Detective Inspector Steve Christian

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, Merseyside Police social media desk @MerPolCC, or by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.