Man injured in Toxteth street shooting

A 20-year-old man has been injured in a shooting in Liverpool in the early hours.

The man went to hospital with gunshot wounds to his ankle shortly after midnight. The injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The hospital contacted the police and the force received a call from the member of the public who heard shots fired in Toxteth.

It is thought a van was damaged in Warwick Street.

'Completely unacceptable'

Police cordoned it off for forensic examinations.

Det Ch Insp Lee Turner said: "We are working hard to piece together the events of this incident and would like to reassure residents that there will be a highly visible police presence in this area.

"I'd also ask for the assistance of residents in tracking down those responsible for this incident.

"It's possible that a number of men were seen running in the area around the time shots were heard.

He urged anyone with any information to contact Merseyside Police or Crimestoppers anonymously.

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