Shots fired at car with baby in

Police are looking for a number of people who shot at a car carrying three children including a baby and their dad in broad daylight.

The one-year-old boy, two girls, aged nine and 11, and the driver, who is in his 40s, were left badly shaken but uninjured following the shooting in Toxteth, south Liverpool.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said up to three men in their 20s were responsible for the shooting, which took place at 4pm today.

While the motive for the shooting is unknown, detectives believe it was a targeted attack.

The gunmen were of mixed race and wore black clothing during the incident, which damaged a rear window of the family's black Range Rover.

Detective Superintendent Richie Davies said:

'This was an extremely reckless act that could have seen the loss of the lives of three children and their father.

'The offenders showed a dangerous disregard for not only the occupants of the car but also for members of the public who were in the area at the time, and it is pure good fortune, given the busy nature of the road and the time of day, that no-one was injured or even killed as a result of their actions.

'The offenders who carried out this attack need to be caught and I urge members of the community with any information that could help us with our investigation to come forward.

'We will not tolerate the use of guns on the streets of Merseyside and the actions of these people are completely unacceptable.''

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police's Matrix team on 0151 777 5699, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.