Man in hospital after being shot in back

Police have launched an investigation following reports of a man being shot last night, Wednesday 25 October.

The man, who is in his 20s, self-presented at hospital at around 10pm with a gunshot wound to the back. He is currently being treated for his injuries.

It is believed the man was in the Stanley Road area of Kirkdale earlier this evening when the incident happened.

Officers are currently carrying out CCTV and witness enquiries in the vicinity and there are road closures in place while the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Inspector Chris Bland said, “The investigation is in the very early stages. What we do know is that a man in his 20s presented at hospital with an injury to his back and it was reported that he had been shot by an unknown offender.

“We are currently studying CCTV and dashcam footage in the Stanley Road [area] to establish what has taken place and are encouraging anyone who witnessed what happened or has any information to either speak to the officers at the scene, contact us directly or call Criimestoppers anonymously.

“We are committed to finding the person or people for committing such reckless acts and would ask our communities to support us in our investigation by telling us what they know so we can take positive action.”

Any information can be passed via DM @MerPolCC or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1085 of 25th October.

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