Detectives are appealing for information following an injury shooting in Wirral last night, Sunday 18 December.
At around 9.15pm, armed police were called to Newark Close in Noctorum to reports of gunshots.
A man subsequently presented at hospital with an arm injury.
Police officers were in the area to carry out initial forensic, house-to-house, and CCTV enquiries.
Chief Inspector Phil Cowin said, “This is the early stages of our investigation and as such we are looking to swiftly establish the circumstances. We initially believe that this was a targeted attack.
“If you live locally or have heard any information, captured any images or footage or people or vehicles on CCTV or doorbell devices, come forward.
“To fire a weapon in the street poses a risk to all of those in the vicinity, and we will respond to all information gathered to find those responsible, and remove them and their weapon from the community.
“People will understandably be alarmed to hear of such an incident, but it is vital that community pass on what they know, and it will have a positive impact. Our Local Policing team will be out and about tomorrow, so speak with us directly or anonymously.”
You can contact Merseyside Police at @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 844 of 18 December.