Man in custody after shots fired in Birkenhead

Wirral Globe: Police and Community Support Officers at the scene on Tuesday. Police and Community Support Officers at the scene on Tuesday.

A BIRKENHEAD man has been arrested after shots were fired in the town on Tuesday.

Police were called to Argyle Street South at around 10.30am after shots were fired during a targeted attack.

Officers found the victim, who is in his 20s, with injuries to his head.

Following a search of the area, a number of shell casings were recovered although police say the man’s injuries are “not consistent with a firearms discharge”.

A 27-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and assault.

He has been taken to a police station on Merseyside where he is currently being questioned by detectives.

The area was cordoned off for examination and house-to-house enquiries carried out.

The incident is being treated as a "targeted attack" against the man.

Highly-visibility uniformed patrols have been increased in the area to provide a reassuring presence for residents.

Witnesses should call police on 0151 777 2050 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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2:29pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Nigrette says...

yet another scumbag **** who needs weapons as well as being a downright thug.
throw away the key and cut his hands off.
yet another scumbag **** who needs weapons as well as being a downright thug. throw away the key and cut his hands off. Nigrette
  • Score: 5

2:35pm Thu 17 Jul 14

Nigrette says...

cant be good for business, should of kept the garage name out of it, whose going to want to use them now?

big mistake!
cant be good for business, should of kept the garage name out of it, whose going to want to use them now? big mistake! Nigrette
  • Score: 4

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