Update: Appeal Following Injury Shooting In Speke

Update

Police investigating a shooting on Ramsbrook Close, Speke on Saturday night (18 March 2017) can confirm that following medical assessment the injuries to the 20-year-old man were deemed to be caused by glass fragments and he has been discharged from hospital.

The 31-year-old and 37-year-old victims remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Original Release

Officers are appealing for information following a shooting in Speke yesterday (Saturday 18 March 2017) evening which injured three men.

Emergency services were called at around 8.45pm to reports three men in an address on Ramsbrook Close had been shot from outside. Damage had also been caused to a window and door of the property.

A 31-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were taken to hospital for treatment to leg injuries. A third man, aged 20, presented himself at hospital with a slight injury to his arm. All are consistent with a firearms discharge.

The condition of the three men is described as stable and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

At this early stage of the investigation, the full circumstances of the incident are unclear and the motive is unknown but it is believed to have been a targeted attack.

Officers and Crime Scene Investigators remain at the scene and extensive enquiries are being carried out to establish the full circumstances of what happened and locate the offenders. CCTV from the area will be sought.

A cordon has been established to allow for forensic examination of the scene and house to house enquiries are being carried out.

High visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to provide reassurance to the community.

Chief Inspector Steve Rice said: "We are keeping an open mind as to why this has happened and the investigation is in its early stages. Our priority is to establish who is responsible and to bring them to justice.

“I am sure the vast majority of people in the community will be appalled to find that people could be attacked in such a way, and we look to them to help us by providing information to make the streets safer.

"Criminals who choose to settle their disputes with a weapon do not care about the widespread fear they bring to their own communities.

“It is absolutely vital that anyone with information comes forward immediately to help these enquiries. I promise we will take robust action and put these people before the courts and in to the prisons. If you know something, please come forward.

"If anyone witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious that could help us investigate this incident then please contact our gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."