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19 March 2018, 06:02
A man is in hospital in a critical condition after being shot while sat in the back of a taxi in Everton, Merseyside.
Officers were contacted at just before 8.10pm to reports that a 40 year-old man had been shot as he sat in the back seat of a taxi in Maryport Close.
The man was taken to hospital where he is currently in a critical condition. Nobody else was injured in the incident.
An investigation is currently underway and house-to-house and forensic enquiries are being carried out in the local area.
Detective Inspector Kathy Goodwin said: "The investigation is currently in its early stages and we are working to establish what has happened.
"We know that the victim was sat in the rear of the car when he was attacked. He has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.
"I would appeal for anyone who was in the area around Maryport Close this evening who has seen any vehicles or individuals acting suspiciously to contact us a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to this investigation.
"I want to reassure the public that our commitment to tackling gun crime is as strong as ever and we will continue to take action to protect our communities from the criminal minority.
"Information from the public is vital and we will act on all that we receive. Anyone with information in relation to Merseyside gun crime is asked to contact the MSOC Guncrime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."