Appeal For Information - Injury Shooting, Dacy Road, Everton

Merseyside Police detectives are appealing for information after an injury shooting in Everton last night, Tuesday 10 January.

At around 11pm, a report was received of three male offenders forcing their way into a house on Dacy Road. A man inside the house was shot in the arm, before the offenders made off on foot. Occupants of the location made their way to a house in nearby Thirlmere Green, before the victim was taken to hospital, where his condition is described as stable. No other persons were injured.

House-to-house, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing at the two locations and a high visibility police presence will be stepped up in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said: “We are keeping an open mind as to the motive at this early stage in the investigation, and I am sure the vast majority of people in the community are appalled that someone could be attacked in their home in such a way, and we look to them to help us by providing information to make the streets safer.

“We are in the process of establishing the full circumstances and I would like to assure the local community that we will be increasing patrols in the area. It is absolutely vital that anyone with information comes forward immediately to help these enquiries, either through our gun crime hotline or anonymously to Crimestoppers. All information provided will be acted upon and we will be relentless in identifying those responsible and bringing them to justice.

“If you have any information, or saw anything suspicious in the Dacy Road area around 11pm, contact us. We believe the offenders made off on foot, on Rydal Street or Walton Breck Road, and if you saw anyone running down these streets just after 11pm, get in touch as the smallest detail could be key.”

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have information which could help them with their inquiries to contact the specialist Matrix team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.