Family’s heartbreak over murder

Detectives from Merseyside Police investigating the murder of Kevin Wilson in February 2015 are today (7th February 2018) asking for your help to identify those responsible.

It has been 3 years since 17-year-old Kevin was killed at the junction of Smithdown Road and Holmes Street in Wavetree.

At around 8.30pm on Saturday, 7 February 2015, Kevin suffered a single shot to the back which later proved to be fatal.

Officers at the scene performed CPR in the hope of saving him and paramedics rushed Kevin to the Royal University Hospital, however he was pronounced dead a short while later.

Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson said: “I am under no illusion that someone out there must know something.

“It has been a long 3 years since Kevin was murdered outside of his home in Liverpool and it is time that we found out why.

“Kevin was shot near our busy city centre and I would appeal to anyone who was around at the time to cast their minds back and get in touch if they remember seeing something suspicious.

“Kevin’s family have suffered a loss that no should ever have to deal with, particularly due him being so young – he had so much more of his life to live.

“Three years on, and after much investigation, we are still not entirely clear on why or who is responsible for Kevin’s death. Since his murder, 13 people have been arrested as part of the on-going investigation and positive lines of inquiry are currently being followed up.

“But with that said, time has moved on significantly and we need anyone with information to report it to us – it’s not too late.

“We know that some people may be reluctant to talk to the police, but we will treat each bit of information we receive with the strictest of confidence and any new evidence will be thoroughly investigated by our officers.

“This was a callous and cold-blooded crime, which deprived a young man of leading a long and fulfilling life and a family of watching their son grow into a young man. If you’re reading this and you know something, tell us – help us bring justice to Kevin and his family.”

Jane, Kevin’s mother, said: “Although time has passed, dealing with the loss of Kevin never gets easier.

“Those responsible took my son, an irreplaceable person in my life. I really hope whoever did this finds it in their heart to come forward and give us the reason why.

“It has been the hardest 3 years of my life and especially on anniversaries and birthdays, the emotions come flooding back.  I feel heartbroken to say the least.

“I am still hoping that someone will come forward and give the police the information we need, so that those responsible for Kevin’s death can be brought to justice.”

Anyone who can help the police with their investigation can contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting crime reference number: 0515025879 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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