Shooting investigation seeks details on stolen car

Detectives investigating a shooting in Prenton, Wirral, on Thursday 7th February are appealing for help in tracing the movements of a black Skoda Superb estate car.  

At around 7.15pm a 35 year-old man was shot in the leg, causing a serious injury, as he was leaving an address in Edgemoor Close, with his seven-year-old daughter. The girl was uninjured but left extremely shaken.

The man was taken to hospital, where he continues to be treated for injuries to his leg, which are not thought to be life threatening.

Officers are treating the shooting as a targeted incident but are keeping an open mind as to the motive.

Detectives are keen to trace the movements of the Skoda, which was seen in the area close to Edgemoor Close around the time of the shooting and was found burnt out on Lingham Lane in Moreton at around 9.45pm the same evening. The car was stolen in a burglary at Newton Cross Lane in West Kirkby on Saturday 19th January.

Detective Inspector Paul Gillies said: “I am keen to speak to anyone who saw the car being driven in the Prenton area, and specifically close to Edgemoor Close, last Thursday night, prior to the shooting, or anyone who saw the car being driven between Prenton and Moreton in the two-and-a-half hours before it was burnt out.

“I am particularly appealing to taxi drivers or anyone with dash-cam footage in the area who may have captured something.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the car, or know where it was stored, between the burglary and the night of the shooting.

“Any tiny piece of information may be vital in helping find the person or people responsible for this shocking incident.”

Anyone with any information about this incident can contact @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting reference 847 of 7th February. You can also contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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