Birkenhead man in serious condition after shooting
A man has been left in a serious condition after being shot on Merseyside.
Police found the 49-year-old local man on Borough Road, Birkenhead, after being called to reports of shots being fired at 22:45 BST on Wednesday.
The man was taken to hospital, where a police spokesman said he was in a serious but stable condition.
Forensic examination of the scene is taking place and police are conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen a silver van on Borough Road at the time of the incident that left the scene in the direction of the M53.
A silver van was discovered burned out on the Durley Road Industrial Estate in Prenton a short time later.
Det Insp Paul Unsworth said: "We believe this was a targeted incident that was part of an ongoing dispute.
"Firearms incidents in the Wirral are extremely rare and we are taking this very seriously."