Dovecot

Dovecot man in ‘serious condition’ after gunshot wounds to both legs

Police are appealing for witnesses after a Dovecot man is in a serious condition after being shot in both his legs last Sunday.

Armed police discovered the victim, believed to be in his 30s, after they were called to an incident on Ashover Avenue, Dovecot, at approximately 8:20pm.

The man was taken to hospital immediately, where his injuries were assessed as ‘serious’. The victim’s family have been informed of the incident.

According to Merseyside Police, their current enquiries suggest that the victim may have been shot approximately three miles away from both the Queens Drive and Lowerson Road areas in Clubmoor.

Officers are now stationed in those areas to carry out further enquiries, including house-to-house, forensics and CCTV to establish the circumstances.

However, local detectives are now appealing to the public for further information, and Detective Chief Inspector Rachel Wilson is urging anyone with information to come forward.

Ms Wilson told Mersey Community News: “In this very early stage of the investigation, we’re keen to speak to anyone who was in either area at the time and saw this incident, or anything suspicious. Your information, CCTV, dashcam or other footage might prove vital as we find out exactly what happened.

“Firearms incidents have decreased in recent months, and we’re determined to keep reducing them for all of those communities affected.

Tell us what you know and we’ll take positive action to remove those responsible and their weapon from the streets.”

You can contact us by DM via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with incident reference 748.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

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