Murder investigation underway following death of woman in Old Swan
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We can confirm we have launched a murder enquiry following the death of a woman in Old Swan.
Officers were called at just after 12.40am today, Sunday 21st August, to a house on Leinster Road following concerns for safety and found a woman in the rear garden of the property with injuries to her body consistent with gunshot wounds.
The woman was taken to hospital where she was sadly pronounced deceased. Enquiries are ongoing to formally identify the woman and inform her next of kin.
An investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of what has taken place and house to house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out in the local area.
Detective Superintendent Mark Baker said: “This investigation is in the very early stages and while we understand the public will be very shocked and concerned by what has happened we have a number of officers at the scene who are carrying out extensive enquiries to understand what has taken place and take immediate action.
“A woman has tragically lost her life today and I want the public to be reassured that we will do everything we can to find who is responsible and bring them to justice.
“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Leinster Road in the early hours of this morning who saw or heard anything or thinks they have captured anything significant on their doorbell camera or dashcam to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.
“I would also encourage anyone who has any other information which they believe could assist with our investigation to get in touch.
"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a vehicle being driven erratically in the area around Prescot Road.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting log 0030 of 21st August.