Further appeal for information one month on from shooting of teenage girl in Toxteth
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We have today, Friday 1st April, issued a further appeal for information one month after the shooting of a teenage girl in Toxteth.
We were contacted at 5.10pm on Tuesday 1st March following reports that shots had been fired on Upper Warwick Street and that a 15 year-old girl had been injured.
The girl, who was stood at a bus stop on her way home from school and was an innocent bystander, is still recovering at home from the serious injuries she received. A 20 year-old man also suffered a non life-threatening gunshot injury to his hand in the incident.
We have previously charged an 18 year-old man with attempted murder but have today issued an image of a group of males who were in the area of Lodge Lane then Upper Warwick Street at the time of the incident and who we believe may have information which is vital to the investigation.
Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said: “I understand that this is not the clearest image but we hope that motorists or members of the public who were in the area that evening will remember seeing the group together either before or afterwards and know who they are.
“It is only by sheer good fortune that the young girl was not killed by the reckless firing of a gun in a street in the middle of the day. This sort of behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated and we know that the members of our local communities will want to see the people responsible behind bars.
“I would ask anyone who has any information which could help our investigation contacts us as a matter of urgency.
“There is no room for guns on the streets of Merseyside and we will do everything we can to ensure justice is served but we also need our communities to come forward with the names of those involved so that we can take positive action to continue to keep our streets safe.”
Anyone with information can submit it via https://mipp.police.uk and click on the Merseyside Police badge. You can also DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.