Liverpool shooting: Police scramble to scene as two gunned down in city

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Police confirmed two males, in their 20s and 30s respectively, received gunshot wounds to their hands and legs.

Both are receiving treatment at Royal Liverpool University Hospital, with neither reported to be in a life-threatening condition.

The incident took place in the area of Stanley Road.

The two victims were admitted to hospital around 12:50 on Wednesday morning.

Stanley Road remains closed between Crocus Street and Fountains Road due to a “police incident”.

Officers are continuing to conduct inquiries at the scene.

Police remain on the scene and are investigating the attack.

In a statement Merseyside Police said: “Detectives are investigating following an injury shooting in Kirkdale in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 8 September.

“At around 12.50am, two men, on in his 30s and one in his 20s, attended at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with non life-threatening gunshot injuries to their hands and legs.

“Enquiries have confirm that the incident is believed to have happened in the Stanley Road area. A scene is in place in the area as officers continue forensic, CCTV and door-to-door enquiries and gather information.”

Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald, from the Merseyside Police firearms investigation team, commented: “We’re working to piece together exactly what happened and so are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Stanley Road and Pansy Street around midnight and saw or heard anything, either the shooting itself or any people making away from the area, and vehicle details.

“Recent days have seen a number of firearms removed from the streets, and recent months a downturn in these types of incidents.

“To have such success it is absolutely vital that we get all information from those communities who feel the impact of gun crime, so we can bring those responsible to justice.

“Speak to us directly or anonymously and we will take swift action.”

Traffic disruption is reported around Stanley Road, which is closed off by polce.

According to the Liverpool Echo there is also a strong police presence at Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

This is concentrated outside the accident and emergency department.

Photographs taken by the Liverpool Echo show Stanley Road cordoned off by police.

Two police vehicles, along with tape and emergency cones, are blocking off the road.

Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to get in touch via the ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’, on Facebook, or on Twitter using @MerPolCC.

Anyone getting in touch should quote reference 21000624137 which refers to the Kirkdale shooting.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

More to follow…

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