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Officers are continuing to investigate a targeted shooting in Old Swan last night (Monday 29 January).

Just before 4.30pm yesterday (Monday 29 January) we received a report that a man entered a flat on Haslingden Close and shot at a man inside.

The man was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital via air ambulance with a serious gunshot injury to his face. His condition is described as critical.

Officers making enquiries linked to the shooting have executed four warrants and made two arrests.

They recovered a significant quantity of cash, suspected Class A drugs and multiple mobile phones at an address in Old Swan in the early hours of today (Tuesday 30 January), as well as items associated with the supply of drugs.

A 53-year-old man from Garston was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin, and possession of criminal property. He has been taken into custody to be questioned.

A 51-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.

Detective Chief Inspector Cath Cummings said: “We simply will not tolerate the use of firearms in Merseyside, and will relentlessly pursue anyone who uses them to cause fear and harm in the heart of our communities.

“We will carry out warrants and searches, as well as conducting house to house and CCTV enquiries and do everything in our power to bring the man who did this to justice. In the past 12 months, we have seen a number of people jailed for substantial periods of time as a result of their decision to pick up a firearm.

“We understand the fear incidents like this bring to those who live nearby, and I’d like to reassure residents that we will leave no stone unturned when targeting those who are prepared to use firearms to endanger the lives of people in our community.

“I would continue to appeal to anyone who was on Haslingden Close and saw the incident or anything or anyone suspicious to come forward and let us know.

“If you have doorbell or dashcam footage and live in the area then please review it and tell us if you see anything. Information you hold could be vital to our investigation.

“Likewise, if you were travelling through the area of Haslingden Close between 4.10-4.40pm and have dashcam footage, please get in touch.

“Speak to our officers directly or come forward anonymously and we will take swift action to remove dangerous weapons and those who use them from our streets.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook quoting reference 24000128746.

You can also use the following link to send us any footage: 

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