Three people have been shot in the legs with an airgun in Liverpool.

The victims, two women and a man aged between 25 and 36, have been taken to hospital following the incident in Sleepers Hill off Walton Breck Road in Anfield this morning.

A number of police cars have been spotted at the scene, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Merseyside Police said: ‘We can confirm officers are in attendance in Anfield today, Tuesday September 22, following reports three people were struck with air pellets.

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‘Officers were called at 9am to Goldie Street, at its junction with Sleepers Hill, to a report a 36-year-old man, a 25-year-old woman and a 34-year-old woman had sustained leg injuries after being struck with pellets believed to have been shot with an air weapon.

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‘They have been taken to hospital for assessment.’

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