Update: Injury Shooting - Hall Lane, Maghull
Update: Merseyside Police can confirm
that officers have recovered a Mercedes car, thought to be involved
in the injury shooting in Maghull yesterday afternoon.
The car, which was believed to be stolen, was found
burnt out on Harrops Croft, Bootle in the early hours of this
morning (Friday, 16 November.)
The car has been recovered and both the scene and the
car will be forensically examined.
Enquiries continue into this incident and officers
would appeal for anyone with any information to contact 101 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Merseyside Police can confirm that detectives are investigating a
shooting yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 15 November) in
Maghull in which a 19-year-old man was injured.
Emergency services were called to Hall Lane just after 4.10pm. A
19-year-old man suffered an injury to the head, thought to be
caused by a shotgun. He was taken to hospital by ambulance where
his wound is being treated - it is not thought to be life
Officers believe the victim was travelling in a car on Hall
Lane, when it was in collision with a dark coloured Mercedes. The
victim then got out of the car and was shot at by one of the
occupants of the Mercedes.
The shooting followed an incident earlier in the day, when at
around 3pm in Moorhey Road, Maghull, damage was caused to a dark
Officers are keen to trace the dark coloured Mercedes car and
would urge anyone in the Moorhey Road area at 3pm or Hall Lane area
after 4pm, who may have seen this car, to come forward.
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Richardson said: "This type
of behaviour is clearly reckless and we are fortunate that no-one
else was injured.
"I'm sure the local community would agree that this type of
behaviour cannot be tolerated.
"I would urge anyone who has any information about either
incident or the Mercedes car, to get in contact so we can bring
those responsible to justice."
The investigation is in its early stages, however officers do
not believe the incident was in any way related to the nearby high
The area has been cordoned off for further examination and
patrols have been stepped up in the area. House-to-house enquiries
are also on going.
Officers will be speaking with witnesses and CCTV from the area
will also be examined.
Officers would urge anyone with any information about this
incident to contact officers on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on
0800 555 111.