Published On: Thu, May 21st, 2020

Liverpool shooting: Armed officers rush to scene after man in 20s ‘shot in the hip’ | UK | News

Armed police were reportedly called to Weaver Street, in Walton, after reports of a man in his 20s who had been found with a gunshot injury on his hip.

The man was taken to hospital for his injury.

Police are continuing investigations in the area and are carrying out house-to-house, forensic and CCTV enquiries.

Merseyside Police Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith said: “These are the very early stages of an investigation, and we’re looking to establish the exact circumstances. With that in mind, we’re particularly keen to speak to anyone in the area who may have seen this incident, or witnessed someone making off on foot or in a vehicle from the area.

“We believe that the victim may have been shot in Breeze Hill and made his way to where he was found, so if you live in or were passing by either of these locations and have information, CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage, make yourself known.

“Although the streets are quieter than usual, it is incredibly reckless to fire a gun in the daytime.

“We’ve seen fewer incidents of this nature in the past few weeks but work continues in communities who feel the harm of serious crime. Recent arrests, seizures and disruption show the value of information from our communities, and we need that to continue so these people and their weapons are removed from the streets.”

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A large number of officers are in attendance at the scene after a number of people were reported to have been assaulted with weapons.

A 14-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being left injured by the shooting and the hospital was consequently placed on lockdown.

At least two people sustained injuries believed to have been caused by pellets.

It is not believed any of the injures were life-threatening.

On Monday, a man in his 20s has been shot dead in north London, police have confirmed. The young man was found in Wiltshire Gardens, Haringey.

Police were called to the scene at 8.22pm last night after reports of shots being fired in the area.

Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service and found a man suffering gunshot injuries.

The man, who has not yet been publicly identified, died at the scene and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Police are trying to trace his next of kin and forensic teams remained in the area on Monday night, with the scene cordoned off.

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