21-year-old shot in Birkenhead street was victim of 'targeted' attack

Wirral Globe: Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward

Detectives from the specialist Matrix serious organised crime unit are appealing for information after a 21-year-old man was shot in Birkenhead last night.

Officers were called to Laird Street just before 10.30pm to reports of a local man being shot in the leg.

The victim was taken to hospital where he is being treated for the injury, which is not believed to be life-threatening.

Police say it is thought the man, who is believed to have been the victim of a "targeted" attack,  was actually shot in Connaught Way, before escaping to Laird Street.

Crime Scene Investigators are carrying out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house inquiries are underway.

Patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community and detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone who can help the inquiry should contact detectives on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Gamlin Street remains closed in both directions between Laird Street and Upper Brassey Street / Elfet Street.

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9:27am Tue 11 Mar 14

Jack Boot says...

So this was a targeted attack?? such a wicked pun.
This lad must therefore know who pulled the trigger, if the coppers dont get a name they have failed, bring out the thumb screws
So this was a targeted attack?? such a wicked pun. This lad must therefore know who pulled the trigger, if the coppers dont get a name they have failed, bring out the thumb screws Jack Boot
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4:55pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Positive thinker says...

The only sad thing about incidents like this one is valuable resources are
being used upon scum when there's people on waiting list's
The only sad thing about incidents like this one is valuable resources are being used upon scum when there's people on waiting list's Positive thinker
  • Score: 1

9:10am Wed 12 Mar 14

uncatom says...

If you lay with dogs you get fleas.
If you lay with dogs you get fleas. uncatom
  • Score: 0

10:51am Wed 12 Mar 14

Jack Boot says...

Coppers have failed, they're blaming the person hiding this kn8b now...
Coppers have failed, they're blaming the person hiding this kn8b now... Jack Boot
  • Score: -2

1:24pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tiprat says...

Jack Boot wrote:
So this was a targeted attack?? such a wicked pun.
This lad must therefore know who pulled the trigger, if the coppers dont get a name they have failed, bring out the thumb screws
Don't worry, the police will find the gunman....Superinten
dent Richie Davies has personally guaranteed it:

“We can reassure the people of Birkenhead that we will catch those responsible.”
[quote][p][bold]Jack Boot[/bold] wrote: So this was a targeted attack?? such a wicked pun. This lad must therefore know who pulled the trigger, if the coppers dont get a name they have failed, bring out the thumb screws[/p][/quote]Don't worry, the police will find the gunman....Superinten dent Richie Davies has personally guaranteed it: “We can reassure the people of Birkenhead that we will catch those responsible.” tiprat
  • Score: 1

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