Gun Murder At Merseyside Market
28th January 2017Merseyside Police launched a murder investigation following an incident in Stanley Meat Market, Old Swan on Friday morning (27 January).
A man in his forties was taken to hospital where he was treated for injuries to his head and chest. He has since been pronounced dead. A Home office post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death.
Officers were called to Stanley Meat Market at around 8.15am to a report that a man had been shot. Officers arrived and provided first aid to the man before ambulance staff attended and the man and took him to hospital.
House-to-house, CCTV, witness and forensic enquires will be carried out at the location and the scene was sealed off.
Detective Chief Inspector Beverley Hyland said: "Our enquiries are clearly at a very early stage, although it does appear that this was a targeted incident. I want to reassure our community that we will take action to find those responsible for bringing gun crime to our streets.
"I want anyone who saw anything or has information about this case to ring us. You can call our dedicated hotline or Crimestoppers anonymously. It is vital that we receive information from our communities to tackle gun crime and get these weapons off our streets."
Anyone who has information which could help them with their inquiries should contact the specialist Matrix team on 0800 230 0600, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111
The man has been formally identified as 44 year-old Thomas 'Tommy' Baker who is from the Everton area.