Man killed in double shooting
One man is dead and another is in a critical condition after a street shooting in Liverpool. [14 June 2012]
The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was declared dead at the scene by paramedics while a second man, believed to be in his 20s, was found seriously injured from gunshot wounds.
He was rushed to hospital by ambulance and his condition is described as critical.
Merseyside Police said the motive for the shooting is not clear and appealed for information on the killing on Ravensthorpe Green in the Norris Green area of Liverpool.
The scene has been cordoned off, house-to-house enquiries are under way and high-visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area.
A police spokeswoman later confirmed that detectives were treating the incident as a targeted attack.
The survivor's condition has stabilised but he remains critical, she added.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police's Matrix team on 0151 777 5699 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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