Liverpool

Woman, 73, hurt in Liverpool doorway shooting

Peckmill Green, Liverpool Image copyright Google
Image caption The 73-year-old woman was found injured in Peckmill Green, Liverpool

A 73-year-old woman has been shot in a doorway in Liverpool.

Police were called to reports a woman at a property in Peckmill Green had been shot by one of two men on a motorbike at about 18:10 GMT.

She was taken to hospital for a leg injury consistent with a firearm discharge, police said. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police believe it was a targeted attack and an investigation is under way.

The motorbike had been outside the property and was later seen being ridden in the direction of Wood Lane.

Det Ch Insp Mark Tivendale said: "We are keeping an open mind as to why this has happened and the investigation is in its early stages.

"If you know something, please come forward - silence could result in someone being seriously injured, or killed in the future."

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