Man shot dead in St Helens street in broad daylight
A man was gunned down this morning in a daylight shooting as copes launch probe into his death.
He was shot at about 7am on a main road in the Rainhill Stoops area of Liverpool this morning.
Cops want anyone who saw someone acting suspiciously to come forward as they look into what happened on the St Helens Linkway.
A Merseyside Police statement said: “Emergency services were called to St Helens Linkway, Rainhill Stoops at around 7am after receiving reports that a man had received injuries consistent with a firearms discharge.
“Sadly the man’s wounds proved fatal and paramedics declared him deceased at the scene. His next of kin has been made aware.
“Officers remain at the scene carrying out forensic and witness enquiries.
“At this time, we are in the very early stages of this investigation and are working with our colleagues in Cheshire Police and other emergency services to establish what exactly has happened.
“We are exploring all lines of enquiry and supporting all those involved. The public should remain reassured that we are committed to tackling gun crime and will continue to take action to protect our communities whatever the circumstance.
“Anyone who was in or around the area of Rainhill Stoops this morning and saw someone acting suspiciously, is urged to get in contact on 101 or by contacting our social media desk @MerPolCC.
“However small, every bit of information is needed to help bring the offender to justice.”
A cordon is in place and road closures on the slip road at Junction 7 of the M62.
Police have urged people to avoid the area if possible as the investigation continues.
Anyone with information can also contact CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.