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Man injured after Skelmersdale shooting

Written by on July 23, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was shot in Skelmersdale this morning (Thursday, July 23rd).

We were called at around 12:36am to reports a man had been shot in the leg on Carfield.

Emergency services attended and the man, 30, was taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries, believed to have been caused by a shotgun, are serious but not thought to be life-threatening.

An investigation is underway.

DI Jason Richardson from Skelmersdale CID said: “We understand that incidents like this are concerning for the community and so I would like to reassure people that we have a team of officers working on finding who was responsible.

“We will remain in the area speaking to people as part of our investigation and to reassure the community.

“If you know anything about this incident, please call 101 quoting log number 0042 of July 23rd.”

Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.