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Unexplained death - Mab Lane, West Derby

News   •   Sep 24, 2019 18:51 BST

Merseyside Police can confirm that officers are investigating an unexplained death in West Derby this afternoon.

Officers were called to park land off Mab Lane at around 2.30pm this afternoon (Tuesday, 24 September) following reports that a man had suffered a gunshot wound.

Police and the North West Ambulance Service attended the scene where a man was found to be unresponsive and he was pronounced dead by paramedics.

A firearm has been recovered from the scene and is being forensically examined.

Detective Chief Inspector Robbie Moss said: “I can confirm that detectives are currently investigating the unexplained death of a 32 year-old man from West Derby this afternoon. The investigation is in its early stages and detectives are working to establish whether the death is suspicious or not. Specialist family liaison officers will be supporting the family who have been informed.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw, or heard, anything to please contact us.”

The deceased is still to be formally identified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 490 of 24 September or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.