The scene of a shooting remains sealed off by police this morning as police comb the area for forensic evidence.
At around 6.20pm on Wednesday, 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in Huyton.
The junction of Blue Bell Lane and Glade Road, where the shooting took place, remains sealed off to allow for a forensic examination of the scene.
Merseyside Police confirmed the teen was shot by another male, who was also riding a bike.
After the shooting the 17-year-old victim then made his way to Paxton Road before being taken to hospital by ambulance for treatment to serious leg injuries consistent with a firearm discharge.
His injuries are not believed to be life threatening. At this stage, the shooting is believed to have been targeted.
Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien said: “We understand and share the anger that people in Huyton will feel this evening at the news that a young man has become a victim of gun violence on our streets.
“Thankfully, while serious we believe he will recover from his injuries. But the consequences of firing a gun in a residential area could easily have been far worse.
“This will have been a horrifying experience for the victim, and of course deeply distressing for people who lives locally.
“At this early stage, we are keen to hear from anyone who saw the incident, or saw or heard an one acting suspiciously in the area at around 6.20pm.
“You may live nearby or have been passing the area at the time it happened. Any information you have, or dashcam or CCTV footage could prove vital in finding out what happened and, crucially, who was responsible.
“We are committed to acting on all information around gun crime and serious violence. Information from the public can – and has – helped us take weapons off the streets and put offenders before the courts. If you tell us what you know, we will take positive action and make Merseyside safer.”
If you have information about this incident, get in contact with reference 800 of 25 November via DM our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.
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