A man, believed to be in his 20s, has died following a shooting in Toxteth, Liverpool.
Police were called to Lavrock Bank, an area of the city centre, at 11.40pm on Tuesday evening after reports a man had been shot. When they arrived at the scene, they found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body, Merseyside Police said.
Officers performed CPR until an ambulance arrived and the man was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police are looking for two suspects, both wearing dark clothing, who were seen fleeing the scene on e-bikes.
Crime scene investigators are conducting forensic examinations and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. Officers are also carrying out house-to-house inquiries and will examine CCTV footage to identify the offenders and establish the circumstances that led to the shooting.
Chief Inspector Colonel Rooney said: “The investigation is in its early stages and officers are working hard to establish the circumstances surrounding the shooting and identify those responsible.
“I understand this will be shocking to the local community but I would like to reassure them that we have increased patrols in the area and are carrying out a number of lines of enquiry.
“If anyone has any information that would assist us with our investigation, or saw or heard anything suspicious before or after the incident, I would encourage them to come forward and tell us what they know.
“I also asked that if anyone has CCTV, or rings the doorbell, images that can help us get in touch urgently.”