Police appeal for information following shooting

Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was shot and injured in Huyton on Monday evening (17 May). 

At around 8.20pm, armed police were called to Princess Drive to reports of shots being fired inside the Old Bank pub following an altercation. Evidence has been found to confirm shots were fired. 

A short time later, a man in his 20s was found with chest injuries nearby and has been taken to hospital for assessment.

Chief Inspector Steve Hardy said: “Although the exact circumstances are to be confirmed, we initially believe that the victim was shot inside the pub, before being found injured a short time later. That shots have been fired inside a public place will understandably shock those in the local community and beyond. We believe that people inside or close to the location will have seen or heard something, and we’re looking to speak to all of those people as soon as possible.

“Whether you have descriptions of those involved, saw anyone running off, or hold CCTV, dashcam or other footage, come forward and we will take action. Such incidents have decreased a lot in recent months, and key to seizing weapons and putting people before the courts is information held in the areas affected. We understand the worry that people sometimes have when talking to police so whether you come forward directly or anonymously to Crimestoppers, tell us what you know.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 1016 of 17 May. 

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