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Kevin Wilson gun murder: Police plea on teenager's birthday

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Image caption Kevin Wilson died after the shooting in the Wavertree area of Liverpool

Police are appealing for information on what would have been the 18th birthday of a teenager who was shot dead in Liverpool.

Kevin Wilson, originally from Lanarkshire, was shot in the back in Wavertree on 7 February. Police believe the shooting was a "targeted" attack.

A post-mortem examination found he died from a single gunshot wound.

"It has been the hardest three months of my life, the pain never goes away," his mother, Jane Wilson, said.

"I am still hoping that someone will come forward and give the police the information we need."

Six people have been arrested as part of the police investigation into the shooting.

Det Ch Insp Tom Keaton said: "Kevin was shot near to the junction of Holmes Street and a Smithdown Road, a busy route to and from the city centre, and I would appeal to anyone who was around at the time, either on foot or in a car, to cast their mind back and let us know if they saw anything at all unusual.

"That day, Everton played Liverpool in the local derby and a lot of people would have been travelling to and from the city centre.

"Information that seems trivial to them may turn out to be crucial in our investigation."

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