Man, 27, 'shot in the head' and killed by gunman on a bike wearing hi-viz jacket in Liverpool

The 27-year-old was rushed to hospital after suffering fatal injuries to his head and torso, with the gunman making off on a pedal bike.

Merseyside Police are now searching for the cyclist – who was dressed all in black and wearing a high-vis orange jacket at the time of the shooting in Belle Vale this morning.

Detective Chief Superintendent Natalie Perischine said: “The investigation into this shocking incident is in its very early stages, and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information which could help us establish the full circumstances and find those responsible.

"You may have seen or heard suspicious behaviour in Cornwood Close or nearby in Belle Vale and any information, no matter how small you think it may be, could prove crucial as we seek to establish what happened and bring those responsible to justice.

"We share the community’s shock that this could happen in a residential street in broad daylight late on a Sunday morning.

"I want to reassure the public that gun crime will not be tolerated on the streets of Merseyside at any time of day, and that we will thoroughly investigate any information given to us so we can put anyone who carries guns on our streets behind bars.

"I appeal again to anyone who may have seen the incident itself, or someone making off on foot or on a pedal bike, to please get in touch."

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to direct message the Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 420 of 7/10/18 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.



 

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