Police issue update after man shot in 'targeted attack'

Police at the scene of a shooting on Ormonde Crescent in Kirkby
-Credit: (Image: Liverpool ECHO)


Police have issued an update after a man was shot in the leg.

Officers received a call that a 31-year-old man had been shot on Ormonde Crescent in Kirkby on Saturday, June 1 at around 9pm. The victim turned up at hospital for treatment to a knee injury.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said the man remains in hospital in a stable condition. It was reported a group of men, who were riding bikes and wearing all black clothing, had been seen on Ormonde Crescent just prior to the shooting. The group later fled the scene onto Mintor Road and then towards Simonswood Lane.

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Detectives believe the shooting was targeted and are now appealing for anyone in the the area of Ormonde Crescent who may have seen something to come forward. They are also appealing for anyone who may have CCTV, dashcam, doorbell or mobile phone footage to get in touch.

A mobile police station will be in Kirkby over the next week and there will be more police officers in the area.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Atkinson said: “We are currently exploring a number of lines of enquiry and at this stage believe this to be a targeted attack. The public’s help is vital in this investigation and we would ask anyone who was in the area of Ormonde Crescent on Saturday night who saw or heard anything suspicious or captured anything on CCTV, dashcam, mobile phone or doorbell camera to contact us.

“We know that incidents such as this do cause shock and concern in our communities but I want the public to feel reassured that we remain committed to finding who is responsible and bringing them to justice and removing guns from our streets.”

Knowsley neighbourhood Chief Inspector Christopher Ruane said: “We know the majority of people who live in Knowsley are law abiding citizens who want to live safely and peacefully with their families.

“We want to help them do that by policing robustly and effectively but my message would be please do not tolerate this type of behaviour from the small minority who want to commit crimes and cause fear in your community.

“Please have the courage to speak up and tell us who they area. If you don’t want to speak to the police directly then give your information anonymously via Crimestoppers.”

If you have any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage or information about this incident, please DM Merseyside Police's social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 2400049141. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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