Man 'shot in the face' in car which hit girl 'trick or treating'
A man was shot in the face before the car he was travelling in hit a young girl out trick or treating, according to reports. Emergency services were called to Croxteth, Liverpool, shortly before 8pm this evening to reports shots had been fired. A black Volkswagen Golf was reportedly shot at while travelling along a busy street - before it hit a 12-year-old pedestrian. A short time later, a man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face and several witnesses told the Liverpool Echo he'd been shot in the face. The young girl - believed to have been out trick or treating with friends at the time of the incident - was taken to hospital and is currently being treated for serious injuries. as they work to establish exactly what happened. Have you been affected by this incident? Email firstname.lastname@example.org A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "An investigation is underway following reports a male and a female were injured in Croxteth this evening, Thursday 31st October. "We were called at 7.50pm following reports that shots had been fired at a black VW Golf as it travelled along Sceptre Road. "A short time later the car was in collision with a 12-year-old female pedestrian. "Shortly after the incident a male presented at hospital with a facial injury. "The injury is not believed to be life threatening. "The female pedestrian has also been taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries. "Her injuries are described as serious but not life threatening." A cordon is currently in place on Sceptre Road and an investigation is underway. House to house and CCTV enquiries are also being carried out in the local area. Chief Inspector Mark Everard said: "This investigation is in its very early stages and enquiries are being carried out to establish exactly what has taken place. "I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Sceptre Road this evening who saw anyone or anything suspicious or captured anything on dash-cam footage to contact us as they may be able to assist with the investigation. "Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to finding the people responsible for using them and bringing them to justice." Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPol, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 977 of 31st October.