Liverpool news Scrambler bike stolen from man after he was shot in city park MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The victim, in his 20s, remains in a stable condition in hospital after he was shot in Everton Park
Breaking News ! A scrambler bike was stolen as a man was shot in the leg in a city park. The victim, in his 20s, was found in the street with a gunshot wound at 5.30pm yesterday and was rushed to hospital. He had been shot in Everton Park and had managed to make his way while injured to nearby Heyworth Street where armed officers found him. Now, detectives have confirmed a red and white scrambler bike was stolen in the gun-wielding robbery which is a key focus of their 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. No arrests have yet been made. Police surround Everton Park this evening as cordon remain in place after a man was shot Officers have been at the scene to carry out house-to-house, forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries and provide a visible presence in the area. 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. Find your nearest vaccination centre by using your postcode below: Dingle and Sefton have been particularly affected by the gunfire. Detective Inspector Jennie Beck, of Merseyside Police, said: “We believe this man was shot in Everton Park, and are in the area gathering information now. If you saw or heard anything, or anyone making off on foot or in an vehicle, let us know or share any CCTV, dashcam or other footage. “We understand and share the concern that our communities feel when such incidents happen nearby. Recent days have seen a number of firearms incidents in Liverpool, and some of which have already seen arrests made.
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"Key to decreasing these incidents, as we have seen in recent years, is information from those people affected locally. “Come forward with what you know, either directly or anonymously, and we’ll take similar, positive action as we have since incidents at the weekend. Stand alongside us and we will remove those responsible and their weapons from the streets.” Anyone with information is urged to contact police via their social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 717 of 12 January. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
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