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Murder Investigation follows death of Jason Osu – Wavertree

November 26, 2012, 11:50 am

Merseyside Police has today (Monday, 26 November) launched a murder investigation following the death in hospital last night of 31-year-old Jason Osu who was shot outside his house in Wavertree on Monday (November 19).

Officers were called to Beauclair Drive at it’s junction with Woolton Road at 5.30pm on Monday after reports that a man had received multiple gunshot injuries while in his car on the driveway. He was taken to hospital, where his injuries have today proved fatal.

The Force’s Major Investigation Team is leading the investigation, working with the Matrix team and area officers.

Mr Osu died at about 12.45am. A post mortem will be carried out to establish a cause of death.

Detective Superintendent Mike Shaw, said: “This was a brutal murder where a man has been targeted outside his home. It happened very close to Queens Drive, one of the city’s major roads, at a very busy time and we are hoping that there are people out there who may have seen something.

“We are looking for two men, who may have been waiting in Beauclair Drive for up to 40 minutes before the shooting, who, on the arrival of Mr Osu, opened fire into the car. It is thought that the men, dressed in dark coloured anorak type jackets and balaclavas, then escaped in a dark coloured hatch back car, possibly a stolen black Citroen C4, which was found burning nearby in Waldgrave Road, shortly after the shooting.

“A dedicated team of detectives will be working along with colleagues from the Matrix team and Liverpool South to ensure that we are able to establish exactly what happened, and bring those responsible to justice. There will be an increased police presence in the area in the days to come, and I would ask anyone with information about the murder to talk to officers or call the incident room.”

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