Two men injured in gunshot incident near Everton Park

Police are investigating following reports an 18-year-old man self-presented at hospital at 10.30pm on Wednesday, 13 December, with gunshot wound injuries to his legs.

The man is believed to have been in the area of Netherfield Road, next to Everton Park, when the incident occurred.

Armed patrols attended the area and found a second male, aged 24, also with gunshot wounds to his legs. He was also taken to hospital.

Both males remain in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation is underway and CCTV and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area.

Detective Inspector Pete McCullough said, “Enquiries remain ongoing to understand what has taken place.

“We know that two males received gunshot injuries to the legs and we believe that the two incidents are linked. CCTV and forensic enquiries are currently being carried out so we can better understand the sequence of events.

“Netherfield Road is often used as a route into the city centre and we would be keen to hear from any taxi or delivery drivers who were in that area between 10pm-10.30pm last night who think they captured something on their dasham.

“Similarly we would ask anyone who thinks they saw or heard anything suspicious in that area to contact us.

“The brazen use of firearms on the streets of Merseyside is not acceptable and we remain committed to finding the person or people for committing such reckless acts.

“We would ask our communities to support us in our investigation by telling us what they know so we can take positive action.”

Any information can be passed on via DM @MerPolCC or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 23001267818.

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