Shooting in Liverpool: what happened in Toxteth as teenage girl shot in Upper Warwick Street, and man arrested

The 15-year-old girl is now in a stable condition in hospital and a man has been arrested.

A 15-year-old schoolgirl was rushed to hospital after being shot at a bus stop in Toxteth on Tuesday night.

Merseyside Police have since arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder.

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What happened in Toxteth?

On Tuesday, at around 5.10pm, police received reports of gunfire on Upper Warwick Street and emergency services arrived on the scene.

A schoolgirl was then taken to hospital where she was treated for serious injuries sustained in the shooting.

A short time later, a man, in his 20s, turned up at hospital with a gunshot injury to his hand.

Merseyside police have not yet confirmed if the two incidents are related.

Police at the scene at Upper Warwick Street. Image: Merseyside Police

Later on Tuesday evening, a 21-year-old man from Toxteth was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Merseyside police announced at a press conference on Wednesday that a second man, in his 60s, had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The girl is now in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

What’s been said by police and city leaders

Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson described the incident as “alarming and upsetting” while Merseyside police commissioner Emily Spurrell said it was “deeply shocking”.

Chief Inspector Col Rooney said: “While I understand this is a shocking incident for the local community we have a large police presence in the area.

“There is no room for guns on the streets of Merseyside and we will do everything we can to find the person or people responsible for this incident and bring them to justice.”

The Upper Warwick Street shooting investigation

Crime Scene Investigations have carried out forensic examinations at the scene, house-to-house inquiries have been made and detectives are continuing to check CCTV in a bid to establish the circumstances of the shooting.

A police cordon remains at the scene as the investigation continues and high visibility patrols have also been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.

Merseyside police are urging anyone who has information, witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage to come forward as their information could greatly assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 anonymously quoting log 647 of 1st March.