Young man ‘shot in the chest’ after gunman opens fire inside busy pub

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A young man has been shot in the chest after a gunman began shooting in a busy pub in Liverpool.

Emergency services rushed to the Old Bank Pub on Princess Drive at around 8.30pm last night.

It's reported a row broke out inside the pub before shots were fired and a young man was later found with serious injuries, reports the Liverpool Echo.

A witness to the horrific shooting told the Echo a gunman ran through the pub before firing a number of shots.

They claimed two shots were fired before he ran towards the exit, and then shot the victim in the doorway.

The man said: "The lad ran in the was running round the pub looking about, shot twice and then ran out, and as he ran out he shot someone in the door way, and ran off."

Forensics have been photographed at the scene gathering evidence.

Police have said the man was shot inside the pub and was later found injured a short time later.

Officers are investigating the incident and there have been no arrests so far, there also has not been an update on the man's condition.

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Witnesses, those nearby and anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage are being urged to come forward.

Chief Inspector Steve Hardy said: "Although the exact circumstances are to be confirmed, we initially believe that the victim was shot inside the pub, before being found injured a short time later.

"That shots have been fired inside a public place will understandably shock those in the local community and beyond.

We believe that people inside or close to the location will have seen or heard something, and we’re looking to speak to all of those people as soon as possible."

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Officers will be conducting house-to-house enquiries and extra patrols in the area.

He added: "Whether you have descriptions of those involved, saw anyone running off, or hold CCTV, dashcam or other footage, come forward and we will take action.

"Such incidents have decreased a lot in recent months, and key to seizing weapons and putting people before the courts is information held in the areas affected.

"We understand the worry that people sometimes have when talking to police so whether you come forward directly or anonymously to Crimestoppers, tell us what you know."

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC with reference 1016 of 17 May.

You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 20000085245 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form.

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