Arrest made following targeted Woodchurch shooting

A man has been arrested following the shooting of a man in Woodchurch on Tuesday 22 March.

At around 6.30pm, officers were called to a report of a shooting on Hoole Road, at its junction with Ferny Brow Road.

A 23-year-old man presented at hospital afterwards with several gunshot wounds. He remains in hospital with life changing injuries.

Following extensive enquiries, a 28-year-old man from Beechwood was arrested yesterday (Tuesday 29 March) on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

He has been taken into custody to be interviewed, while further enquiries into the incident continue.

Officers – who are treating the incident as a targeted shooting – believe that the male offender was driving a dark coloured Ford Fiesta that made off at speed towards Houghton Road, and was later found burnt out on Wildbrook Drive.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, has CCTV or dashcam footage, or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 22000199706.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at


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