Man in ‘serious but stable’ condition following Kirkby shooting

Police are appealing for information following an injury shooting in Kirkby on Saturday, 1 June.

A report was received at around 9pm that a man in his 30s had been shot on Ormonde Crescent.

The victim self-presented at hospital for treatment of a leg injury and he is currently in a serious but stable condition. An investigation has been launched with extensive CCTV and witness enquiries ongoing.

It was reported that a group of males, who were riding bikes and wearing all black clothing, had been seen on Ormonde Crescent just prior to the shooting and they subsequently fled the scene onto Mintor Road and then towards Simonswood Lane.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information about what happened is asked to contact Merseyside Police.

Chief Inspector Paul Rannard said, “Although we are in the very early stages of the investigation as we seek to establish why the incident took place and who was involved, we believe this was a targeted attack.

“Fortunately, the man’s injuries are not life-threatening, but I understand this is a shocking incident for the local community and they will be understandably concerned by what has happened this evening.

“We have a large police presence in the area to not only carry out the initial stages of the investigation but to also to offer reassurance to the community.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at around 8.30-9pm and witnessed the incident to contact Merseyside Police. Similarly, if you saw a group of males in the area riding bikes at around this time, again please let us know.

“I would also ask if you could check your CCTV, dashcam devices or doorbell footage and if you see anything suspicious, please get in touch. Any information you provide, however, insignificant it may seem, could be vital to our investigation.”

Chief Inspector Rannard added, “There is no room for guns on the streets of Merseyside and we will do everything within our power to ensure those responsible are brought to justice.

“My message to those involved in gun crime and serious organised crime is clear – Merseyside Police will never rest, we are relentless in our pursuit of those involved.

“Information from the public is vital if we are to breakdown the organised crime groups who bring misery to our streets and I would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward.”

If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please DM the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with log 915 of 1 June.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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