Man dies after Prescot shooting

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DETECTIVES have launched a murder investigation after a 41-year-old man died after he was shot in Prescot this morning (Thursday, October 13).

The victim was taken to hospital after receiving a gunshot wound to his chest in an incident at flats on Warrington Road. He died a short time later.

A 43-year-old St Helens man and a 37-year-old Prescot woman have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The 43-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the 37-year-old on suspicion of possession of a section one firearm.

They have been taken to police stations on Merseyside where they are being questioned by detectives.

Anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at Knowsley CID on 0151 777 6564, or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.