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Man with toddler chased and shot in Liverpool

Maberley View, Wavertree Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was chased before being shot

A man is in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital after being shot as he left his Liverpool home with his partner and 18-month-old child.

Merseyside Police said the 30-year-old was chased by a gunman along Maberley View, Wavertree, before being shot in the back at about 20:00 BST on Tuesday.

Detectives are investigating a possible link with a burnt-out Nissan Qashqai discovered in nearby Old Mill Lane.

Supt Mark Wiggins said: "We believe this incident was a targeted attack."

Appealing for witnesses to come forward, he added: "Merseyside Police deals robustly with any incidents of gun crime and we will relentlessly pursue those who use guns on our streets."

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