Detectives have arrested three men in connection with the murder of Patrick Boyle in Huyton in July.
Officers were contacted at just after 5.55pm on Thursday 1 July following reports the 26-year-old had been shot twice in the chest in the street in Newway. He was taken to hospital where he was sadly pronounced dead a short time later.
A 24-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to possess firearms A 20-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to possess firearms A 25-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition.
All three men have been taken to police stations for interview.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Hurst said: “This continues to be a complex and challenging investigation and it’s pleasing to see these arrests. All men will now be questioned.
“Our investigation continues and I would still urge anyone with information to come forward, either directly or anonymously via Crimestoppers, and we will continue to take appropriate action.”
If you have information about the incident, please DM @MerPolCC or message Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, quoting reference 21000459469.
You can also pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or contact them via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.