Shotgun shooting in shop

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a shooting in the Kensington area on Saturday night (7 May).

Officers say that shortly before 10.30pm, it is believed two men entered Darin News on Holt Road, Kensington. A shotgun was discharged towards three male customers within the shop, causing damage to the premises but no injuries.

An initial area search and house-to-house enquiries have been completed and patrols have been increased in the area to provide reassurance to the local community.

Detective Inspector Mike Leyland of the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime team said: “The investigation is in the early stages but initial enquiries suggest that this was a targeted attack against unidentified men inside the shop. We would urge anyone in the Holt Road area around 10.30pm who saw or heard anything suspicious to contact police. Anyone with information on a vehicle seen to leave the area at speed could also prove vital to our investigation.

“Thankfully nobody was injured, but we are keen to speak with those persons inside the shop to ensure they are safe and well and establish the full circumstances behind this incident.”

Anyone with information is urged to call MSOC officers on 0800 230 0600 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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