Police hunt gunman after targeted attack

Scene of shooting - Blundell's Lane, Rainhill
Scene of shooting - Blundell's Lane, Rainhill

Neighbours told of their shock after a man was shot in the back on a remote country road in Rainhill.

Police were called to Blundell’s Lane, near to Blundell’s Hill Golf Club, shortly after 8pm last Tuesday (January 13).

A 24-year-old local man had been shot in what Matrix team anti-gun detectives believe was a “targeted attack”. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, but later discharged. One resident said: “I was shocked when I saw that police had blocked the road.

“I normally let the dog out at about 8.30pm but I didn’t on that night because she had gone missing for a while the previous night.

“I’m glad I didn’t now.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.