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Woman injured after gunman fires shots at house

The incident happened on Willow Way in Croxteth. Photo: Liverpool Echo.

A woman suffered leg injuries after shots were fired at a house in Liverpool.

A masked gunman was seen trying to force his way into the home before shooting twice at the house on Willow Way in Croxteth.

The shooting happened at 10.55pm on Friday (February 15) and the woman, in her 60s, suffered minor leg injuries and the door was damaged.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and forensic teams and house-to-house enquiries took place.

A dark coloured car was seen speeding off from the area towards East Lancashire Road.

Merseyside Police have described the man as slim, around 5ft 2in tall, wearing dark clothing and a facial covering.

The latest shooting comes just nine days after the shooting of dad James Taylor on Addison Street in the City Centre.

"The investigation is at a very early stage but we are keen to speak to anyone with information about this reckless incident in Willow Way last night, which has left a woman in her 60’s with an injury.

"We are devoting resources to identify those responsible and ensure they are put before the courts, as well as anyone who helps store weapons on behalf of criminal groups.

– Detective Inspector Cath Haggerty, Merseyside Police