Men caked in blood turn up at hospital after brutal street shooting

By Ellen Kirwin & Chloe Burrell

Two men gushing with blood turned up at a hospital this morning after being shot.

Police have confirmed one man in his 30s and another in his 20s arrived at the hospital at approximately 12.50am with severe gunshot wounds.

A crime scene on Kirkdale Road, Liverpool, has been established after it is believed that the men were shot in the area, reports Liverpool Echo.

Images from the scene show a trail of blood leading straight along the street.

Forensic officers have been in attendance at the scene and have been collecting evidence since early this morning.

Both men suffered shot wounds to their hands and legs but police believe their injuries are non life-threatening.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "Detectives are investigating following an injury shooting in Kirkdale in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 8 September.

"At around 12.50am, two men, one in his 30s and one in his 20s, attended at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital with non life-threatening gunshot injuries to their hands and legs.

"Enquiries have confirmed that the incident is believed to have happened in the Stanley Road area."

A section outside The Royal Liverpool University Hospital taped off by Merseyside Police (Liverpool Echo)

A police scene has been set up both at Stanley Road and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital as detectives investigate the shooting.

The cordon in Kirkdale stretches from Fountains Road to Crocus Street on Stanley Road, and along a section of Pansy Street.

Detective Inspector John Fitzgerald from Merseyside Police firearms investigation team said officers area appealing for information.

Merseyside Police incident on Stanley Road in Kirkdale, Liverpool (Liverpool Echo)

He said: "We’re working to piece together exactly what happened and so are keen to speak to anyone who was in the vicinity of Stanley Road and Pansy Street around midnight and saw or heard anything, either the shooting itself or any people making away from the area, and vehicle details.

"Recent days have seen a number of firearms removed from the streets, and recent months a downturn in these types of incidents.

"To have such success it is absolutely vital that we get all information from those communities who feel the impact of gun crime, so we can bring those responsible to justice.

"Speak to us directly or anonymously and we will take swift action."

Anyone with information on this incident is being urged to contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 21000624137.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at

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