Liverpool

Toxteth shooting: Extra police patrol attack scene

Extra police are patrolling a Liverpool street, one week after three gunmen fired shots at a car with three children inside.

Officers hope the high-profile policing will "jog peoples' memories" in their efforts to get more information about the attack in Cawdor Street in Toxteth.

The car's occupants, a man in his 40s, a one-year-old boy and two girls aged nine and 11, were "left traumatised".

The attack motive is unknown but police believe it was "targeted".

Police officers and community support officers will be particularly visible around 16:00 BST, which was the time of the shooting last Wednesday.

It is believed that three men in their 20s, all wearing dark clothes, shot at the car as it drove along Cawdor Street, shattering the rear window.

Det Supt Richie Davies, from Merseyside Police's Matrix team, said the attack was "extremely reckless" and could have killed the three children and their father.

"Officers will be in the Cawdor Street area in the hope that someone in the community who was out and about at the time of the incident may come forward with information," he added.

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