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Man held over Liverpool shooting

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Police have named a man who was shot dead in Liverpool yesterday.

He was 27-year-old Carl Russell from Belle Vale.

Detectives say a 29-year-old man from Belle Vale has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Emergency services were called to Cornwood Close shortly before 11.30am to reports the victim had been shot in the street close to a parked car.

Police, including armed officers, attended and North West Ambulance Service treated the victim at the scene for critical injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

"We believe the victim was shot as he and his girlfriend were getting out of a car and that it was a targeted incident.

"We will be looking in to his movements before the incident took place and trying to establish a motive for the attack.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Baker
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"The offender is believed to have been riding a pedal bike and made off from the scene on the bike in the direction of Madeira Drive.

"He is described as white, in his late 20s, of medium build, dressed all in black and wearing a high-vis orange jacket which was dark blue at the bottom and had a reflective band."

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Baker
  • Anyone with information on the incident is asked to direct message the Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 420 of 7/10/18 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information