We have launched an investigation following reports a man was shot and injured in the Croxteth area this evening, Sunday 10th July.
The man, who is in his 20s, was in Cubert Road, at around 7.15pm when an unknown offender is reported to have fired shots in his direction, hitting him multiple times in the legs.
It is thought the offender may have been on an electric pedal cycle which made towards Croxteth Hall Lane.
The man has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.
An investigation is underway and forensic, house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are currently being carried out in the local area.
Acting Chief Inspector Hamish Rawcliffe said: “The investigation is in the very early stage as we seek to establish what has taken place. We believe the injured man was in Cubert Road when shots were fired in his direction, hitting him in the legs.
“This was obviously a dangerous and reckless act which could have had fatal consequences and we are carrying out urgent enquiries to trace the person responsible. Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to bringing those who carry and use them to justice.
“I would appeal to anyone living in the area of Cubert Road who saw anyone or anything suspicious or captured anything significant on their dash cam, doorbell camera or mobile phone to contact us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting log 853 of 10th July.