POLICE have issued more information after the 'utterly reckless' shooting in Birkenhead.

Emergency services were called at 4.10pm on Tuesday, November 26 to the junction of Balls Road East and Borough Road to reports of three gunshots being heard.

It is believed that the passenger of a motorbike fired shots, before two motorbikes were seen driving off towards Prenton Park.

Bullet casings were found at Shell Garage.

A young man presented himself at hospital with non life-threatening shoulder and leg injuries a short time later.

Police believe the incident was targeted and an investigation into the full circumstances is ongoing.

Chief inspector Nick Gunatilleke revealed how the shooter had fired multiple times at another person in a car.

He said: "This was an utterly reckless attack it was so close to a primary school, so close to a petrol station on a busy main road at 4.10pm when there were numerous people around.

"We're deeply concerned at the nature of this attack and the way it happened.

"What I would say is - and we are very grateful lots of members of public have straight away come forward, giving us information, providing information from their CCTV cameras, in their houses and also on their dashcams.

"We've started a large enquiry and we're following up a number of positive lines of enquiry in relation to this and we are following this up.

"I would urge people to come forward with information. If you've got CCTV footage, if you've got dashcam footage. If you know about this, if you know perhaps where the bikes are being stored then please come forward.

If you don't want to tell Merseyside Police, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Once again, I would say this was utterly reckless. It was by a primary school at 4.10pm, with someone shooting multiple times at another person in a car. It doesn't get worse than that.

"We need the public to come forward and help us in this at this stage, thank you."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on social media @MerPolCC or call 101 quoting reference #634 of 26/11/2019.

Information can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.