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Appeal for information following shooting - Lothian Street, Toxteth

We are appealing for information following a shooting in Toxteth on Monday (28 January) that caused damage to house.

Officers were called to Lothian Street shortly after 11.40pm to reports of shots being fired through a window, causing damage but no injuries.

An extensive investigation is currently underway and CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries are being carried out.

Patrols have increased in the Toxteth area following recent discharges and officers will be present to offer reassurance to the local community.

Detective Chief Inspector, Cheryl Rhodes said: “We are in the process of establishing exactly what happened and I would like to assure local residents that we will be in the community carrying out positive action during the coming days.

“We do initially believe this incident to be targeted and while no-one was injured, we recognise the impact that incidents such as this have on our communities.

“I’d like to reassure residents in the Toxteth area that these are on-going investigations and we are doing everything we can to find those person(s) responsible for these shootings and bring them to justice.

“Tackling the issue of gun crime is a top priority for the whole of the force and there is extensive work going on daily, targeting those people we suspect of bringing guns onto the streets. But we need our communities to stand alongside us and give information about where guns are being stored and who is involved in gun crime.

“You can contact the force directly or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously. Information from our communities is vital in identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice, enabling us to take people these people and their weapons off the streets.”

Anyone with any information that could help the police investigation is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting ref. 19100028679 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Subjects

  • Crime

Categories

  • gun crime
  • appeal
  • liverpool

Regions

  • Merseyside