Aintree shooting: Man seriously hurt

A 24-year-old man has been injured in a shooting on Merseyside.

Police were called to Wango Lane in Aintree at about 01:55 BST, after receiving a report that a man had been shot.

He was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries in his buttock and stomach and is in a serious condition.

The incident is not believed to be related to the riots. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Merseyside police.

Supt Kevin Johnson said: "We take all reports of incidents involving firearms extremely seriously and are keen to hear from anyone with any information in relation to this incident.

"The force will not tolerate the use of firearms to threaten, intimidate or harm members of the public and we ask anyone who knows who is responsible for this incident to come forward so we can bring them to justice."

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