A TEENAGE boy is in a stable condition after he was shot in Birkenhead.

Merseyside Police confirmed that at around 10.40pm on Wednesday, May 11 a 17-year-old boy attended Arrowe Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Officers rushed to Fender Way on the Beechwood Estate in Birkenhead where they found evidence that shots had been fired close to the skate park.

Fender Way is currently closed between Beechwood Drive and Frith Avenue while officers carry out enquiries and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

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Officers say they have extensive CCTV foothge of the area and they are also interviewing witnesses with house-to-house enquiries ongoing.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or with any information to contact Merseyside Police.

Detective Inspector Yoseph Al-Ramadhan said: “We are in the early stages of an investigation into a shooting which has left a young man injured. 

“We understand the fear that gun crime causes and I’d like to assure the community that we think this was a targeted attack, one which we’re thoroughly investigating. 


“Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we remain committed to removing them and the people who choose to carry them.

“It is absolutely vital that we get all information from those communities who feel the impact of gun crime, so we can bring those responsible to justice. 

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the Beechwood Estate area this evening who saw anything or anyone suspicious to come forward and let us know. 

“Similarly if you were driving on Fender Way and have dashcam footage then please review it and tell us if you see anything. Information you hold could be vital to our investigation.

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“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 or call 101 with reference 22000324502.

“You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111."