Liverpool shooting: Man found in street with fatal shotgun wounds

The man was found lying in Southwood Road
Image caption The man was found lying in Southwood Road near St Michael's railway station

A man was found in a Liverpool street with fatal gunshot wounds to his head.

Blake Brown, 30, believed to be from Croxteth, was found lying in Southwood Road, Aigburth, at 22:20 BST on Monday.

He was taken to hospital but later died. Detectives said it was believed to be a "targeted incident".

A murder inquiry has begun and police are urging witnesses to contact them. Two or three men ran off down St Michael's Road and towards Moel Famau View, police said.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the victim died from gunshot wounds.

Southwood Road and Bryanston Road have been cordoned off for forensic investigations to take place.

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