Updated: Third arrest after man shot in leg in Skelmersdale

Monday, September 7, 2020

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in Skelmersdale.

The 27-year-old, from Skelmersdale, was arrested yesterday and currently remains in custody.

Two men, aged 20 and 36 and both from Skelmersdale, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Tuesday have since been released on bail until October 6th.

The arrests came after we were called at around 9.30pm on Sunday (September 6th) to reports a gunshot had been heard in the Ennerdale area. 

Emergency services attended and a man, aged in his 20s, was found at a nearby address with a wound to his leg which is believed to have come from a shotgun.

He was taken to hospital for treatment. Thankfully at this time his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

We are continuing to appeal for information and are asking anybody who witnessed the incident or knows who may be responsible to get in touch us as soon as possible.

DCI Zoe Russo, of Lancashire’s Force Major Investigation Team, said: “We appreciate this will have caused concern in the community but we would like to reassure people that our investigation is very much ongoing. 

“Our investigation is very much ongoing and, we are continuing to ask anybody with information about the incident to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Perhaps you were in the area and saw all or part of what happened, or perhaps you have heard something and believe you know who may be responsible.

“Whatever information you have we would urge you to get in touch with us.”

Anybody with information is asked to get in touch on 101, quoting log number 1589 of September 6th. Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at

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