Litherland street closed off after man shot in the arm
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was being questioned today by police in connection with a shooting in Litherland.
Officers were called to Daley Road, Litherland, after a 19-year-old man turned up at hospital with a wound to his arm at about 9.20pm yesterday.
He was later discharged but police said he was not cooperating with inquiries.
One man told the ECHO: “I was lying on the couch when I heard about four or five bangs. I got up and looked out into the street and heard my mate screaming. He’d been shot in the arm. Then I saw a lad get off on a push bike.”
Police confirmed a 19-year-old man from Bootle was arrested late last night on suspicion of possession of a firearm. A force spokesman said the shooting was believed to have happened at about 8.50pm but the motive was unknown.
The area was cordoned off for forensic examinations. Officers were carrying out house-to-house enquiries and patrols in the area were being stepped up.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0151 777 5685 or the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.
A MERSEYSIDE street was closed off after a man was shot in the arm.
Officers were called to the scene in Litherland after reports of a man, thought to be in his early 20s, turning up at hospital with a wound to his arm around 9.50pm.
Last night he was being treated for his injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening.
One man told the ECHO: "I was lying on the couch when I heard about four or five bangs. I got up and looked out into the street and heard my mate screaming.
"He'd been shot in the arm. Then I saw a lad get off on a push bike."
Police cordoned off the Daley Road area while forensic teams examined the scene for clues.
House-to-house enquiries were ongoing, CCTV was bring sought and patrols in the area were stepped up.
A Merseyside police spokesperson said: "A man presented himself to hospital with an injury to his arm as a result of being shot. An investigation is under way and enquiries are ongoing."
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.