Detectives have arrested two people in connection with the murder of 26-year-old Elle Edwards following the fatal shooting at the Lighthouse pub in Wallasey Village on Saturday 24 December.
Four other people who were at the pub were also injured, one of those a 28-year-old man from Beechwood, Wirral, continues to receive medical treatment.
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A 30-year-old man from Tranmere has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder, and a 19-year-old woman from Rock Ferry has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.
The two suspects have been taken into custody where they will be questioned by detectives.
At a press conference yesterday afternoon, Coombs confirmed the ages of those injured by gunshot wounds as 22, 24, and 33.
Elle, who worked at Nova Hair and Beauty Studio in the Wirral – was taken to Arrowe Park hospital but passed away from her injuries. Police do not currently think she was targeted
The investigation into Elle’s murder is ongoing and police continue to appeal for people with information to come forward to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice.
Detective Superintendent Sue Coombs from Major Crime Investigations said: “We have made two arrests in connection with this cold-blooded shooting.
“Elle’s family are still having to come to terms with her tragic loss, and our specially trained family liaison officers are supporting them.
“We will not rest until we bring those responsible to justice and I would appeal to anyone who has information to contact us.
“I would urge people who were in the Lighthouse Inn at the time of the incident, or anyone who has mobile or CCTV footage of what happened to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation. We are also appealing to motorists and residents in the area, who may have captured anything on Dashcam or CCTV to contact us and every bit of evidence is crucial to the investigation.”
Detective Superintendent Dave McCaughrean said: “This investigation is in the very early stages and we understand that this is a truly shocking and devastating incident that has happened just before Christmas Day in a busy venue full of young people.
“We have a number of officers at Wallasey Village who are carrying out extensive enquiries to understand exactly what has taken place and take immediate action.”