Merseyside Appeal After Teenager Shot

12th March 2015

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following an injury shooting in Huyton yesterday, Wednesday, 11 March 2015.
At around 3.50pm, officers were called to Lincombe Road to a report that two people had been shot.

Patrols attended at the scene and found a 17-year-old male with  a gun shot injury to his back. He has been taken to hospital for treatment, where he is being treated. His injury is not life threatening.

Another man, aged 23 years, who had been with the other injured male, had made his own way to hospital in a taxi. He had suffered a superficial injury to his back.

An extensive search of the area is being carried out and the house has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to take place. House-to-house inquiries are underway and CCTV opportunities are also being explored.

Detective Inspector Mike Leyland, from the Matrix Serious Organised Crime team, said: "High visibility patrols have been stepped up to reassure the local community and a thorough investigation is already underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident and bring those responsible to justice.

"Our enquiries are clearly at a very early stage, although it does appear that this was a targeted incident.

"We believe the offenders who were in a small, dark car drove in toLincombe Road just before 3.50pm. A man, whose face was covered got out of the car and fired a shot at a group of three males, who were talking. He then got back into the car, which was last seen heading towards Huyton.

"I would appeal to anyone who thinks they may have seenthe carin the area, or who may have witnessed anyone acting suspiciously in the area prior to the incident, to get in touch with us.

"We won't tolerate the use firearms on the streets of Merseyside and we will be relentless in our efforts to bring those who are prepared to use them to justice."

Anyone with information about this incident can call detectives at the Matrix Serious Organised Crime team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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