A man has been shot in both legs on Merseyside in what police have described as a "targeted" attack.
Police were called after the victim, 26, arrived at hospital at 2225 GMT on Tuesday.
Officers believe he was shot twice outside a house in Edinburgh Drive, Huyton. He also had a wound to his right arm.
Merseyside Police have appealed to anyone with information to contact them.
A spokeswoman said officers were carrying out inquiries in the area and had stepped up patrols.