Man in hospital after being shot in leg in Liverpool

A man is in hospital after being shot in the back of the leg by a gang in Liverpool.

The 23-year-old from Walton was with his brother when they were approached in Allenby Square, Old Swan, at about 20:00 GMT on Monday.

Merseyside Police said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Det Insp Tom Keaton said police were "committed to taking firearms and those who use them off our streets" and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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