Liverpool man shot in legs in street attack

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image captionThe man was taken to hospital after he was found with gunshot wounds on Ashover Avenue

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the legs in an attack in Liverpool.

The victim, aged in his 30s, was found with gunshot wounds on Ashover Avenue, Dovecot, at 20:20 GMT on Sunday.

Merseyside Police said inquiries suggest the victim was shot three miles away in the area of Queens Drive and Lowerson Road in Clubmoor.

Armed police were deployed to the scene and inquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Det Ch Insp Rachel Wilson urged anyone with information to come forward.

"Firearms incidents have decreased in recent months, and we're determined to keep reducing them for all of those communities affected," she said.

Officers have been carrying out house-to-house and forensic inquiries in the area as well as reviewing CCTV.

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