Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an injury shooting in Huyton yesterday evening (Tuesday, 2 May 2023).
Officers were called just after 9.45pm following reports that a number of shots had been fired on Brookwood Road and a man had been heard screaming.
When officers arrived at Brookwood Road they found a 37-year-old man, in the front garden of a house, who had suffered gunshot injuries to his leg and foot.
It is believed the man had been chased in to the garden by another male, who had then fired shots at him before escaping.
The victim has been taken to hospital where he is being treated for his injuries, which are not life-threatening.
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 in a bid to identify the person responsible.
High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
Detective Inspector Alyson Keenan, said, “In the last year we have all seen the heart-breaking devastation that can be caused by those who use guns on our streets and I would appeal to anyone in the community who has any information to come forward, so we can keep our streets safe.
“These people should be treated like pariahs, who are not welcome in our communities because of the harm they bring. They have no respect for other members of the public so don’t deserve any respect from the communities they inhabit.
“We are relentless in our pursuit of those involved in gun crime and will do anything in our power to remove these individuals from our streets and put them behind bars.
“We are committed to tackling gun crime, but we can’t do it on our own. I would urge people from the community who may have any information which could help us to contact us. Any information provided will be acted upon. Help us to put this person where he belongs – behind bars. If you have any information at all, which may help us piece together the evidence we require, please call.”
If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage, or any information about this incident please DM the Merseyside Police social media desk on Twitter @Merseypolice, or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ quoting reference number 1226 of 2 May.
Alternatively you can call the independent @CrimestoppersUK hotline anonymously on 0800 555 111.