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Two men injured after double shooting

Police say it is believed to have been a targeted attack. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

Two men were gunned down in what police described as a "brazen attack" in the middle of a housing estate tonight.

Emergency services were called at around 7.15pm to reports two men had been shot in the Wapshare Road area of Norris Green by two gunmen in dark clothing and with their faces covered.

They found a 30-year-old man had been shot in the chest and a 31-year-old man suffered a head injury police said was 'consistent with a firearms discharge'.

Two men, aged 30 and 31, are in a serious condition in hospital after the shooting incident in Norris Green

They were both taken to hospital where they are in a serious condition.

Police said the full circumstances of the incident were unclear and the motive is unknown, but it is believed to have been a targeted attack.

A cordon was put up at the junction of Wapshare Road and New Hall Lane.

An end-terraced property appeared to be the focus of police attention, with forensic officers gathering evidence there and on the road outside.

"It's scary that something like this can literally happen right on your doorstep.

"You think you're safe and then something like this happens."

– Paul Kane, resident
Police say it is believed to have been a targeted attack. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

"This shocking incident in a residential area has left two men with serious injuries and we will do everything in our power to locate those responsible for this brazen attack.

"We are keeping an open mind as to why this has happened and the investigation is in its very early stages however we are determined to establish who is responsible and to bring them to justice.

– Detective Inspector Sabi Kaur, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information should contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

On Friday a woman suffered leg injuries after shots were fired at a house nearby.

A masked gunman was seen trying to force his way into the Liverpool home.

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