Toxteth man critical after shooting

An 18-year-old man is in a critical condition after being shot in the back in Liverpool, police have said.

Police received reports of shots being fired in the Eversley Road and Kingsley Road area of Toxteth at about 00:45 BST on Saturday.

A short time later a man from Toxteth presented himself at hospital with a gunshot wound to his back.

Police said they did not know the motive for the shooting, although it was believed to be a targeted attack.

House-to-house inquiries are being carried out and the scene has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to be carried out.

Police are appealing anyone with information to contact them.

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