Shotgun gang shoot man in Merseyside home

A man was shot in the leg after a gang of people forced their way into his home on Merseyside.

Police were called to reports of the shooting at the house on Eaton Street, Prescot, on Monday night.

The 24-year-old victim had suffered a shotgun wound and was taken to hospital, where his condition is described as stable.

The gang escaped in a red Volvo estate car which was found abandoned at Whiston Cemetery later.

Detectives are working to establish a motive for the shooting but believe it was targeted attack.

The man's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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