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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Man dies in double shooting in Liverpool

The double shooting in the notorious Norris Green area is the latest in a series of gun crimes linked to the city's criminal underworld. Police and paramedics descended on Ravensthorpe Green, soon after 1am after a series of 999 calls reported gunshots and two men being injured. One of the victims - a thought to be about 30 years old - died from his injuries at the scene. Th second man, aged in his 20s, was had suffered bullet wounds and was taken to University Hospital, Aintree where his condition was listed as "critical". The street of semi-detached inter-war council houses was sealed-off by police who were quizzing residents and taking statements from neighbours. A Merseyside police spokesman said: "Emergency services were called to Ravensthorpe Green at about 1am to a report that two men had been injured after being shot at in the street. "On arrival officers found a man, believed to be in his 30s, who was declared dead at the scene by paramedics and a man, who is believed to be in his 20s, with a gunshot injuries. "The injured man was taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment. At this time his condition is described as being critical. "The scene has been cordoned off, house-to-house enquiries are under way and high- visibility patrols have been stepped-up in the area. "The motive for the shooting is not yet clear and officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. "An investigation to establish the full circumstances of the incident is in hand."

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