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23 April 2018, 06:17 | Updated: 23 April 2018, 06:19
A man has been injured following a shooting in the Seaforth area of Merseyside.
Police were called shortly after 12.15am to reports that shots had been fired on Corinthian Street.
Emergency services responded and a male in his 30’s is currently being treated in hospital with wounds consistent with a firearm being discharged and remains in a stable condition.
An investigation into the exact circumstances is ongoing and a scene has been held while CCTV, house-to-house and forensic enquiries are carried out.
Detective Inspector Jimmy Belmar said: “An investigation into the full circumstances surrounding this incident is underway and is at the very early stages. I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the areas of Corinthian Street shortly before or after the incident to contact us, as any information they have could be vital to our investigation. I can assure you that all information will be acted upon.
"To use a firearm in a residential street is clearly reckless and we are determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. "We need communities to stand together to get these cowardly individuals off our streets and take firearms out of circulation. We have acted and will continue to act on all information about such incidents, but we need you to help us build up the evidence against these offenders who are prepared to put our communities at risk so that we can make the streets safer for you and your families."
Anyone with information can contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101, or contact officers on the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 0015 of 23 April 2018. Information can also be provided via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online.