Litherland murder probe: Three arrests after fatal shooting

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Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died after he was shot through a house window in Merseyside, police have said.

Officers were called to Harrington Road, Litherland, on Tuesday at 23:10 BST following reports of a shooting.

Michael Rainsford, 20, was taken to hospital but he was pronounced dead a short time later, police have said.

The offenders are believed to have been travelling on an electric bike, a police spokesperson added.

A Home Office post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as gunshot wounds.

A 22-year-old man, from Seaforth, has since been released on conditional bail, while a 17-year-old, from Kirkby, and a 17-year-old, from Netherton, remain in police custody.

Det Supt Richie Salter said investigations are ongoing and urged anyone with information to come forward.

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