Investigation underway after teenager shot in Kirkby
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An investigation is underway following reports a 16 year-old boy was shot outside a house in Kirkby.
It is believed the teenager was outside a house on Oaklee Grove at around 5.40pm on Monday 26th April when two males on a scrambler or motorbike approached and discharged a shotgun.
The teenager suffered an injury to the back of his leg which is not believed to be life threatening.
He was taken to hospital where staff contacted police but the teenager is currently is refusing to co-operate with detectives.
An investigation is underway and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out in the local area.
Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith said: “Many victims of gun crime are aware of the reason they have been targeted or have information which could help us find the person or persons responsible but refuse to help with our investigations.
“Although this can be massively frustrating it does not stop what we do. We remain committed to protecting our communities when incidents such as this happen.
“Firearms and the people who use them have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we will use all our available powers to find who is responsible and bring them to justice in order to protect the people of Merseyside and ensure innocent people don’t become victims of crimes such as this.
“I would urge anyone in the neighbourhood who witnessed this incident or has any information about who was responsible to come forward as a matter of urgency. Your support and the information you provide could be invaluable.
“I don’t want to be the person who knocks on your door to tell you your loved one has been shot and killed. Speaking up means we can take positive action to keep everyone safe.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000266601.