Two arrested over fatal shooting in Aigburth, Liverpool

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image captionBahman Faraji was shot near the Belgrave pub in Aigburth

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was shot in the head as he left a pub in Liverpool.

Bahman Faraji, 44, had stepped out of the Belgrave pub in Aigburth with friends when he was shot at point-blank range by a lone gunman.

The incident happened at about 1850 GMT on Thursday.

A 48-year-old woman and 53-year-old man from the Garston area have been arrested, Merseyside Police said.

A post-mortem investigation found Mr Faraji died from a single gunshot wound to his head, the spokeswoman added.

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