Schoolgirl shot at bus stop as man arrives at hospital with gunshot wound

A schoolgirl was shot at a bus stop in Toxteth just minutes before a man arrived at hospital with a gunshot wound.

Emergency services were called to Upper Warwick Street shortly after 5pm to reports that a young girl had been shot.

The teenager was rushed to hospital and is currently believed to be in a serious condition.

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A short time later, police confirmed a man in his 20s arrived at hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Officers are now working to confirm whether the incidents are linked.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that officers are this evening, Tuesday 1 st March, at the scene of an injury shooting in Toxteth.

“We were contacted at 5.10pm following reports that shots had been fired on Upper Warwick Street and that a teenage girl had been injured.

“The girl has been taken to hospital where she is currently in a serious condition.

“A short time later a man, in his 20s, turned up at hospital with a gunshot injury to his hand, which is not life threatening.

“Enquiries are being carried out to establish if the two injuries are linked.”

An investigation is underway and house-to-house, forensic and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area. A number of roads in the area have been sealed off as enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Col Rooney said: “The investigation is in the very early stages as we seek to establish what has taken place and who was involved.

“While I understand this is a shocking incident for the local community we have a large police presence in the area carrying out a number of lines of enquiry and I would encourage people to come forward and tell us what they know.

Police at a scene on Upper Warwick Street in Toxteth this evening following an incident

“I would ask anyone who was in the area of Upper Warwick Street around 5.10pm this evening who saw or heard anything suspicious or thinks they have captured anything significant on their mobile phone, dashcam or Ring doorbell to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“There is no room for guns on the streets of Merseyside and we will do everything we can to find the person or people responsible for this incident and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 anonymously quoting log 647 of 1 st March.

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