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Tuebrook shooting: Five arrested after boy, 16, shot in leg

Police search in Rockhouse Street, Tuebrook
Image caption The teenager was taken to hospital after the shooting in Rockhouse Street

Five people have been arrested after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in Liverpool.

The shooting took place in Rockhouse Street, Tuebrook, at about 23.10 BST on Wednesday.

The victim was taken to hospital with a leg wound but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Officers later arrested five people, including the victim, on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

They were two men aged 20 and 34, a 38-year-old woman, and two 16-year-old boys.

The scene has been cordoned off and police are making house-to-house inquiries.

Merseyside Police said they understood all those arrested were known to each other.

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