Man taken to hospital after shooting

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A man has been injured following a shooting in Prescot.

Detectives from the force’s Matrix team investigating the incident, which was thought to have taken place at around 8.40pm on Wednesday, in Dennett Road, when a 33-year–old man was shot in the legs with what was believed to be a shotgun.

He travelled to hospital, where he continues to be treated for his injuries, which are not thought to be serious.

Enquiries are at a very early stage and at this time the motive for the attack is unclear. Detectives are working to piece together the full circumstances of the incident.

The area has been cordoned off while enquiries are carried out. House to house enquiries have begun, CCTV is being sought and the scene will be forensically examined. Patrols have also been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.

Detectives would urge anyone who has any information about this incident to contact the MSOC gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.