Liverpool

Man shot dead in Liverpool street

Bryanston Road, Aigburth
Image caption Bryanston Road and nearby roads have been closed

A man has been shot dead in a Liverpool street.

Police were called to Bryanston Road, Aigburth at about 1850 GMT on Thursday. The man, thought to be in his 40s, died at the scene, near the Belgrave pub.

Officers have started a murder inquiry. They want to trace a man who was seen walking from the scene, along Belgrave Road, shortly after the shooting.

The area remains cordoned off and motorists have been warned that nearby roads have been closed.

They include Bryanston Road, part of Chetwynd Street, part of Belgrave Road, part of Allington Street and part of Alwyn Street.

Police have started house-to-house inquiries and are seeking witnesses from the nearby pub.

They are also looking at CCTV in the area.

A post-mortem investigation is due to take place later.

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