Teenager wounded in shooting at Netherton bridge

A teenager was shot in the hip as he crossed a footbridge over a canal in Merseyside.

Merseyside Police said the 18-year-old was attacked as he walked over the bridge in Fleetwood's Lane, Netherton, just after 21:00 BST on Saturday.

The boy, who was ambushed by two people, managed to flee the scene to call for help. His injuries are not life threatening.

Police have appealed for information and stepped up patrols in the area.

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