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MetiNews.Com - People injured and houses left damaged after seven shootings on Merseyside since Christmas
Breaking News ! Everton Park was still closed to the public this morning after a man was found with a gunshot wound to his leg yesterday. The victim, in his 20s, was found on Heyworth Street with a gunshot wound at 5.30pm on Tuesday. A Merseyside Police spokeswoman told the ECHO a "red and white bike, believed at this stage to be a scrambler bike, was stolen" in the gun-wielding robbery. The bike remains a key focus in detectives investigation. One witness said: "The poor kid was crying out in pain waiting for an ambulance he was losing so much blood." The man remains in hospital in a stable condition and no arrests have yet been made. Four police cars were still at the scene this morning with the park's entrances taped off and closed to the public. Officers could be seen patrolling inside the park and the perimeter. A long line of police tape stretched deep into the park, surrounding a long raised grassy area starting at the left side of the main entrance on Heyworth Street. (Image: liverpool echo) This is the seventh shooting across Merseyside since Christmas which has left people injured, windows shattered and streets cordoned off. Last night's shooting in Everton and a discharge in Dovecot on Sunday were the two which resulted in injuries. Below is a breakdown of all the shootings on Merseyside in the past 16 days going back to the first in Bootle on December 27. Find your nearest vaccination centre by using your postcode below Man found with gunshot wounds to both legs in Dovecot On Sunday, January 10, a man who was shot in both his legs was found nearly four miles from the place he was attacked. The man in his 30s was found with gunshot wounds on Ashover Avenue, Dovecot at 8.20pm by armed police. The victim is believed to have been attacked and shot in the area of Queens Drive and Lowerson Road, Clubmoor, around 3.8 miles from where he was found. (Image: Liverpool ECHO) It is not yet clear how he came to be found so far from the scene of the shooting and police are still investigating the attack. The victim is reported to still be battling serious injuries in hospital. No arrests in relation to his shooting have yet been made. Street remains sealed off as police comb scene after late night gun blasts Window shattered after bullets sprayed house in Dingle Officers were called to Dingle for a second time after reports of gunshot damage to a home at around 8.45pm on Friday, January 8. The window of one property in Sundridge Street - still with its Christmas decorations hanging up - could be seen shattered the following morning. The damage was confirmed as being caused by a firearm. Nobody was injured but the occupants of the house were left extremely shaken. A resident nearby described to the ECHO hearing a rapid succession of bangs that evening.
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Armed police were scrambled following the first reported shots fired of 2021 on Merseyside. Patrols were dispatched to Walton after reports of a loud noise at around 9pm on Tuesday, January 5. They found evidence the back of a home on Walton Lane had been shot at. No-one was injured in the attack and detectives said they were keeping an "open mind" as to the motive and target. Detective Chief Inspector Matt Smith, from Merseyside Police's specialist Firearms Investigation Team, said: "Although no injuries were caused, any weapon fired close to homes has the potential to have catastrophic consequences for people nearby." Home struck by gunfire and car smashed in Dingle shooting Armed police were scrambled to Dingle after a shooting that left the innocent victims "shaken" but uninjured. A shot was fired at a home on Dingle Lane just after 11pm on January 29, with detectives saying it was simply "good fortune" no-one was hurt. Neighbours have told the ECHO they believe the gun was brandished during a skirmish that included a crash on the street. One witness reported seeing three cars travelling down Dingle Lane before one driver tried to cut across another. He said that, as this happened, shots were fired. A silver car found damaged at the scene was not thought to have been one of those three vehicles, but is believed to have been smashed into during the drama. Late night gun blasts rock residential street in Litherland A street remained cordoned off this morning as police continued to probe the second gun attack in South Sefton since Christmas Day. Shots were fired on Harrington Road in Litherland on Tuesday, December 29, less than a mile away from a previous shooting on Sunday, 27 in Bootle. Harrington Road was cordoned off, with residents having heard as many as three gunshots at around 10.30pm. Merseyside Police confirmed the force had found evidence shots were fired but said there had been no reported injuries.
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The following morning, the investigation appeared to be focused on a patch of grass and the surrounding footpaths that run between homes on Harrington Road and Anderson Road. Despite the proximity of the attack days earlier in Bootle, the two are not thought to be linked - with separate South Sefton street gangs thought to have been responsible. Gunman opens fire at three men stood on balcony in Bootle after row In what began a spate of shootings since Christmas, three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people stood on the balcony of a flat. A shot was fired at three men who were stood on the balcony in Thackeray Gardens in Bootle at around 11pm on Sunday, December 27. Police said the three men on the balcony were shot at during an argument with a man who was stood on the pavement. A local man told the ECHO that he heard a loud bang followed by the screech of car tyres late that night. The gunman made off in a car after the incident. There were no reports of any injuries. Police arrived at the scene and then arrested three men on suspicion of money laundering. Around £3,000 in cash was seized by officers at the scene.
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