Two men have been shot in the face in an attack in an alleyway on Merseyside.
Police said three men fired pellets at the victims as they stood near houses in Stonedale Crescent, Croxteth, at 0300 BST on Sunday.
The injured men, aged 19 and 21, were treated in hospital for superficial facial wounds.
The area has been sealed off by crime scene officers, who are conducting house to house enquiries. Police said it was thought to be a targeted attack.