Three arrests following Croxteth shooting

Merseyside Police has arrested three men following reports a man was shot and injured in Croxteth last night, Sunday 20 March.

Police were contacted at 11pm following reports of a loud bang in the area of Croxteth Hall Lane and Ampulla Road. A dark coloured vehicle was seen to leave the area.

Officers attended and found damage to a bus stop on Croxteth Hall Lane consistent with a shooting.

A short time later a 30-year-old man presented at hospital with a shotgun pellet injury to his face. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

Two men, aged 29 and 32,  have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm without a certificate.

Following further enquiries, a 21-year-old man was also later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possessing a firearm without a certificate.

All three men currently remain in custody as enquiries continue.

An investigation is currently underway and house-to-house, CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area. Road closures remain in place to allow for searches to be carried out this morning.

Detective Inspector John Mullen said, “Enquiries are in the very early stages as we seek to establish what happened last night. I would ask anyone who was in the area of Croxteth Hall Lane at around 11pm who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact us.

“I would also encourage anyone, including taxi and delivery drivers, to check their dashcams in case they captured anything significant.

“Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we remain committed to removing them and the people who choose to carry them. I would urge anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

Anyone with information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 22000194829.

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