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Weekly Edition - Published 12 September 2015


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Police appeal following shooting in Bootle

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an injury shooting that happened in Bootle, on Monday, 7 September 2015. Merseyside Police said that about 9.30pm, that night, Officers were called to Shelley Street, Bootle, following reports that a man in his 20s had been shot. The victim sustained serious wounds to his back, which are consistent with being shot, and was then taken to hospital where his condition was described as serious. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening. Detectives are keen to speak to 2 males seen on a motorbike in the area close to the time of the shooting. House to house enquiries are being carried out and high visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community. The investigation is still in its early stages and at this stage the motive for the shooting is yet unknown, although it is believed that this is a targeted attack. Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information about the shooting to contact the specialist Matrix team on:- 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


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