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Appeal for information after two men presented at hospital with gunshot injuries

News   •   Jul 29, 2019 17:59 BST

Detectives are appealing for information after two men, aged 30 and 23 years, self-presented at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, with gunshot injuries.

A report was received that the two men attended the hospital at around 5.45pm after being dropped off by a dark car. Following a medical examination it was established that both victims had suffered gunshot injuries to their legs. The men were treated for their injuries and were subsequently discharged from hospital the next day.

Officers carried out extensive enquiries to locate the scene of the incident and have also conducted extensive CCTV enquiries to establish the full circumstances leading up to the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw, or heard anything, in the Little Parkfield Road area, between 5.15pm and 5.40pm last Wednesday evening to contact them.

Detective Chief Inspector John Middleton, said: "The investigation team is working to identify exactly how these two men suffered their injuries and we are currently following a number of lines of inquiry. One of those lines of inquiry is to establish if the injuries may have occurred as a result of an accidental discharge, rather than a targeted discharge by an opposing group.”

"Initially the injured parties did not give a location for the incident, but we can now say that as a result of our inquiries we have established a scene at Little Parkfield Road.

"I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or heard anything which could be linked to this incident to contact them.

"If you live in the area and have any home CCTV, or if you were driving in the area and have a dashcam, could you please check the footage to see if you have captured anything which may help us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC, quoting reference 929 of 24 July. Alternatively, you can contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111, which is a completely independent of police.