Appeal Following Injury Shooting In Wavertree
October 22, 2014, 12:37 pm
Detectives are appealing for information following an injury shooting this evening (Tuesday, 21 October 2014).
Officers were called to Maberley View in Wavertree just after 8pm to reports of a man being shot.
It is understood that the 30-year-old victim was leaving his home with his partner and 18-month-old child when the incident occurred.
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As he was leaving he was approached by a man, believed to be armed with a shotgun, who chased him on foot for a short distance before shooting him.
The victim has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious.
Supt Mark Wiggins, said, “At this time we believe this incident was a targeted attack. I would appeal for anyone with any information regarding who was responsible, or why this took place, to contact us and help us with our enquiries.
“Merseyside Police deals robustly with any incidents of gun crime and we will relentlessly pursue those who use guns on our streets. If you have any information which could help us to identify who carried out this attack, please call us so we can put them before the courts and bring them to justice.”
The scene of the incident has been cordoned off whilst forensic examinations are carried out and house-to-house inquiries are underway. High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which could help them with their inquiries to contact the specialist Matrix Serious Organised Crime Team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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