Liverpool

Doormen shot in legs outside Liverpool pub

West Derby Hotel
Image caption The two men were taken to hospital

Two door staff have been shot in the legs outside a pub in Liverpool.

Police were called to the West Derby Hotel on Town Row, West Derby, at about 2215 BST on Sunday, to investigate reports that shots had been fired.

Detectives believe two men, dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas, approached the pub and fired a number of shots at the doormen outside.

A 21-year-old received a wound to his right thigh, the other, aged 22, was wounded in his left calf.

Both men were taken to hospital where they are being treated for their injuries.

Det Insp Keith Smith, from Merseyside Police, said: "The West Derby Village area will have been fairly busy on a Sunday night and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident, or who has information, to come forward.

"I am particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have seen the offenders running off into Croxteth Park from Town Row, or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the park following the shooting."

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