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Investigation launched after a man was shot in Skelmersdale

Thursday, November 10, 2022

An investigation has been launched after a man was shot in Skelmersdale.

We were called to Birch Green Road at 6.11pm yesterday (Wednesday, November 9). 

A man, aged in his 30s, was found with a gunshot wound to his leg and was taken to hospital to be treated. Thankfully, his injury is not thought to be life-threatening at this time. 

Currently, no arrests have been made, and enquiries are continuing.

Chief Inspector Al Davies, of Lancashire Police, said: “We know that the local community will be concerned by this incident, and I want to make it very clear that gun crime will not be tolerated on our streets.  

“Were you in the Birch Green Road area at the time? Did you witness anything suspicious? I would encourage anyone with information or CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage to come forward because it could be vital to our investigation.”

 At this stage, we are treating the offence as a targeted attack, however, we want to reassure residents. Extra patrols, including mounted officers, will be in the area over the coming days. If you have any concerns, please speak to one of our officers. 

As part of our enquiries, some areas are still closed off whilst we investigate, and we are aware that this will be causing some disruption. We aim to get back to normality as soon as possible and we want to thank you for your co-operation during this time.

 

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the log number 1128 of November 9th.


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