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Officers continue to appeal following shooting in Croxteth

News   •   Aug 23, 2019 13:02 BST

We’re continuing to investigate a firearms discharge in Croxteth yesterday evening (22nd August).

Officers were called to Regal Road just before 6pm following reports two men had received gunshot wounds. One man received an injury to his stomach, whilst the other received an injury to his hip. Both men were taken to hospital, where they are now described as being in a stable condition.

Detective Inspector Tracey Martin said: “Although we believe this to be a targeted attack, it doesn’t make it any less serious. This shooting happened in broad daylight, in the peak of the summer holidays when innocent members of the public were out going about their daily business.

“This is a truly reckless act and could have resulted in fatal consequences. Unfortunately, the victims are not cooperating with police, which therefore makes this appeal for information even more prominent.

“We believe a dark coloured BMW was at the scene prior to the incident and so we are keen to speak to the driver/passengers of this vehicle as we believe they could have crucial information to help us.

“Equally, anyone that remembers seeing the vehicle or the incident itself, has dashcam footage or believes they have information to help with our continued investigation and hasn’t spoken to us already, is urged to please come forward so we can investigate accordingly.”

Officers remain at the scene, providing a reassurance presence in the community and a cordon remains in place while CCTV, forensic and house to house enquiries are being carried out. 

Anyone with information, no matter how small is asked to contact @MerPolCC, @CrimestoppersUK anonymously or call 101 quoting ref: 682 of 22nd August.