The victim who died after being shot in Dingle on Tuesday night (16 August) has today been formally identified as 22-year-old Sam Rimmer from Bootle.
Sam was on Lavrock Bank at 11.40pm when two motorbikes, believed to be electric bikes, drove into the cul-de-sac and fired a number of shots towards the group.
As a result Sam was injured and despite the best efforts of officers and ambulance staff who provided CPR at the scene he was pronounced dead a short while later at hospital.
Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Kameen, said, “This was a despicable attack which led to the death of a young man who had the rest of his life ahead of him. That life has tragically been cut short and his family are desperately trying to come to terms with their loss.
“We need to find those responsible and I would ask members of the public who may have information which could help us bring those people to justice to put themselves in the shoes of Sam’s family and think about what they are going through and the pain this has caused them.
“Detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries and have completed house-to-house inquiries. We now have to build up an evidential picture to understand the circumstances leading up to the incident and we can’t do that without the help of the public.
“If you live in the area, or were passing through at about 11.40pm on Tuesday you may have seen something that could be vital for us and I would urge you to get in touch.
“Similarly, if you were in the Dingle and Toxteth areas and have dashcam, CCTV or ring doorbell footage please check it and let us know if you see anything, as this could be vital in putting those people before the courts and getting justice for Sam’s family.
“We have a dedicated portal on our website where footage can be downloaded and it can be accessed by using this link Public Portal (mipp.police.uk) “
Alternatively, anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 1259 of 16 August.