Appeal to find witnesses to Anfield fatal shooting

Edward Pybis
Image caption Detectives believe Edward Pybis was sitting in a silver Volvo when he was shot

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Liverpool are trying to trace a taxi driver and the occupants of a van.

Edward Pybis was shot in Utting Avenue, Anfield on 3 January, at 1530 GMT. He was a passenger in a silver Volvo - registered AE53 DFU - at the time.

Mr Pybis, of Norris Green, died from his injuries on 9 January.

Police said the driver of a silver taxi and two people in a white van could hold vital information for the inquiry.

'Significant progress'

Det Ch Insp Neil Clark, of Merseyside Police, said: "We believe that the silver hackney cab and the white van were travelling along Utting Avenue at the time of the shooting.

"We are still trying to establish a motive for this shooting, and the occupants of these vehicles may have seen or heard something that could help us put those responsible before the courts.

"I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the occupants of these two vehicles that they are not in any trouble with the police but could have some information, no matter how small it may seem to them, that might help our investigation.

"They can speak to us anonymously and in the strictest confidence if need be. Their information could help us make significant progress in this investigation."

Merseyside Police said they were continuing door-to-door inquiries and carrying out roadside checks on Utting Avenue to try to trace the gunman.

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