Information Appeal - Injury Shooting, Bootle
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after man was
taken to hospital with gun shot wounds last night (Monday 22
At around 8.45pm, Police were notified after a man called an
ambulance to an address in St James' Drive, Bootle saying that he
had been shot.
On arrival emergency services found a 33-year-old man with
shotgun wounds to his chest.
The victim, from the Bootle area, was taken to hospital for
treatment. His condition is currently described as serious but
At this stage in the investigation it is not clear where this
man was injured but one line of enquiry is that he was shot near to
or on the canal in Bootle yesterday evening.
Officers are currently carrying out extensive searches of the
area but have so far found no evidence of shots being fired.
Enquiries are ongoing and searches will continue during daylight
Patrols have been stepped up in the local area to reassure the
community and an investigation is underway to establish the full
circumstances that led to this man seeking medical treatment.
Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have information
about this incident or who may have witnessed any suspicious
behaviour in the area near to the canal in Bootle earlier in the
evening to contact them.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the specialist
Matrix Team on 0151 777 5699 or the independent Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on 0800 555 111.