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Appeal following injury discharge in Old Swan

News   •   Oct 06, 2019 04:17 BST

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was found to be the victim of an injury shooting in Old Swan on Saturday evening (5 October 2019).

A North West Ambulance crew was flagged down by a car in East Prescot Road at around 10.45pm and gave the victim, a man in his 30s, medical attention at the side of the road.

The victim has been taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury consistent with a firearm discharge and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

East Prescot road with the junction of Taurus Road was cordoned off for forensic examination by crime scene investigators for a short time before being reopened.

House-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area and officers will be looking to establish if there is CCTV footage which could help them identify the offenders.

Chief Inspector Jason Crellin said: "The investigation into this incident is in its early stages and we are trying to establish exactly where the incident happened as the victim was in a car and there is no evidence of a firearms discharge in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle.

“We are looking to establish the full circumstances that led to this incident to get a clearer picture of why it happened, where it happened, and who is responsible.

“I appeal to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously shortly before or after the attack to come forward.

“If you were driving nearby and have a dashcam camera please check to see if you have picked anything up on the camera as it may be helpful to our inquiries and could assist us in identifying the offenders."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which could help detectives with their inquiries, is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 1100 of 5/10/19 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.