Family tribute to Kevin Gott shot dead in Liverpool

Scene of shooting
Image caption Kevin Gott was found lying in Brayfield Road on Tuesday night

The family of a 25-year-old man shot dead in a Liverpool street has paid tribute to a "loving son" who had "everything to live for".

Kevin Anthony Gott was shot once in the head in Brayfield Road, Norris Green, on Tuesday night.

Merseyside Police said they believed he had been deliberately targeted.

In a statement, Mr Gott's family said he had been getting his life back on track after the sudden death of his uncle.

They said the Liverpool FC fan was a popular man, caring "for his father, mother, sisters, grandmother, relatives, friends and girlfriend Stacey".

"Whatever the motive for Kevin's murder, no person deserves to be killed," they added.

Detectives, who have launched a murder inquiry, are also investigating shots being fired in nearby Larkhill Lane shortly before Mr Gott was found lying in Brayfield Road.

Two men, aged 20 and 23, were arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and have been released on bail.

A police spokesman said officers were keeping an open mind on whether the incidents were linked.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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