Man shoots woman at house in Wavertree

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an injury shooting in Wavertree in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday, 26 April.

A report was received just after 12.15am that a woman in her 50s had been shot in the leg at house on Deverell Grove.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital to be treated for a non-life-threatening injury. 

She remains in hospital in a stable condition. 

Just after 12.15am it is believed that a man had entered the address looking for someone and as he was leaving shots were fired, one of which hit the victim in the leg.

The offender then escaped on a motorbike with two other males and it is believed the motorbike was driven down Mill Lane, towards Edge Lane.

Crime scene investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house inquiries are underway. Officers will also be looking at CCTV from the area to identify the offender, who was not seen by the victim.

Detective Inspector Laura Parr said, “The investigation is in its early stages and extensive work is underway to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. A man had entered the property looking for someone and as the victim followed him out to the front door she was shot in the leg.

“Fortunately the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening, but she and her family are obviously distressed by the incident which took place at their home. Whilst I understand this is a shocking incident for the local community we believe that the address (not the victim) was targeted. We have a large police presence in the area carrying out inquiries and I would encourage people to come forward and tell us what they know.

 “I would ask anyone who was in the area just after midnight, who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously to contact us. I would also urge anyone in the area who thinks they may have captured anything significant on their mobile phone, dashcam or Ring doorbell to contact us as a matter of urgency as footage they have could be vital to our investigation.

“We have increased patrols in the area following the incident and crime scene investigations are being carried out. Officers will also be reviewing CCTV footage in the area in a bid to identify the offenders.

“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 the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 22000283903.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

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