Woman is rushed to hospital after she and a four-year-old girl were shot at as they sat in a car in Liverpool
- Car in which woman and young child were sitting was shot at last night
- Woman was taken to hospital while little girl escaped unhurt, police say
- Detectives are appealing for information and have closed local roads
A woman was injured when she and a four-year-old girl were shot as they sat in a parked car yesterday evening.
The shooting unfolded on a housing estate in the Dovecot area of Liverpool at around 7.30pm yesterday.
Shots were fired at a Volkswagen car which the woman and child were in. Luckily, the young girl was not injured.
A woman was injured and a four-year-old girl escaped unhurt after a shooting in this street in Liverpool
A Merseyside Police spokesman said: ‘The female has been taken to hospital where the injury is believed to be minor.
‘An investigation is underway and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area.’
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Baker said: ‘This investigation is in its very early stages and enquiries are being carried out to establish exactly what has taken place.
‘I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Aldwark Road this evening who saw anyone or anything suspicious or captured anything on dash-cam footage to contact us as they may be able to assist with the investigation.
‘Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to finding the people responsible for using them and bringing them to justice.’
The incident happened Aldwark Road. Police have asked anyone with information call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 833 of 24 November.