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Man shot by cyclist in Liverpool had survived previous attack

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Image caption Carl Russell was shot as he and his girlfriend were getting out of a car on Cornwood Close

A man who was shot dead by a cyclist in "broad daylight" had previously survived an attempt on his life, police have confirmed.

Carl Russell was shot as he got out of a car on Cornwood Close in Liverpool at about 11:30 BST on Sunday.

The 27-year-old, who had served a jail sentence for possessing a firearm, was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Two men from Belle Vale, aged 29 and 33, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

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Image caption Merseyside Police said the cyclist was "white, in his late 20s and of medium build"

Merseyside Police said the fatal shooting in Belle Vale was a "targeted attack" as Mr Russell left the car with his girlfriend.

The force said he had survived a shooting over eight years ago.

Appealing for information, Det Ch Insp Mark Baker said the man responsible for the shooting was "believed to have been riding a pedal bike and made off from the scene in the direction of Madeira Drive".

He said the man was "white, in his late 20s and of medium build".

"[He was] dressed all in black and wearing a high-vis orange jacket, which was dark blue at the bottom and had a reflective band," he added.

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