Man shot in the chest in Liverpool

A 23-year-old man has been shot in the chest in Liverpool.

Police were called at 2300 GMT on Thursday and told a man had been taken to hospital with a bullet wound to his chest. He is in a critical condition.

A spokesman said it was not clear where the shooting took place but officers believe it was in Kirkby. They are trying to establish the exact location.

It was the second shooting in the city in three days. A man, 34, was shot in Croxteth on Tuesday night.

Police said they were not linking the two incidents at this stage.

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