Abducted boy shot and dumped in Kirkdale road

Landor Close
Image caption The 16-year-old was found with shotgun wounds in Landor Close

A boy was forced into a car in a "targeted" attack in Liverpool and found an hour later with shotgun wounds, police have said.

The 16-year-old was taken from Primrose Street in Kirkdale at about 22:30 BST on Monday and police found him a mile away in Landor Close at 23:40.

He was taken to hospital with wounds to his legs. Police said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Det Ch Insp Richie Salter said the "targeted" attack was "shocking".

He added that the investigation into what happened had begun and "high visibility patrols" had been stepped up in the area.

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