Man in ‘serious but stable’ condition following Kirkdale shooting

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a shooting in Kirkdale on Thursday, 9 May.

A report was received at 9.37pm that a man in his 30s had been shot outside the Go Local shop on Scotland Road.

It was reported that the offender was dressed in black clothing and made off in the direction of Silvester Street.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition. 

An investigation has been launched with extensive CCTV, and witness enquiries ongoing.

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

Detective Inspector James Halpin said, “We are in the very early stages of the investigation as we seek to establish why the incident took place and who was involved.

“Fortunately, the man’s injuries are not life threatening and while I understand this is a shocking incident for the local community and we believe this was a targeted attack.

“We have a large police presence in the area.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at around 9.30pm onwards and witnessed the incident to contact Merseyside Police. Please check your CCTV, dashcam devices or doorbell footage and if you see anything suspicious, please let us know. Any information you provide, however, insignificant it may seem, could be vital to our investigation.”

Detective Inspector Halpin added, “I would encourage anyone who knows about this incident or has any information about firearms in their local community to come forward and tell us what they know.

“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.”

If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with log 1047 of 9 May.

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

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