Man arrested for 3 shootings in one night across Liverpool

CCTV footage shows the terrifying moment a gunman entered a newsagents and fired shots.

Merseyside police confirmed that the shots fired were part of a major incident declared, after a single shooter fired at three different locations across Liverpool. The first reports came at around 8.30pm, on Wednesday, January 3, when the gunman went into News and Booze store (known locally as Sangha newsagents) on Lower House Lane, Norris Green.

It was reported that a man armed with a gun entered the cinema complex and threatened two members of staff in the foyer, before leaving. When he got outside he fired a number of shots in the air before escaping in a car. Then at around 10.20pm further reports were received that gun shots were heard at a property on Malpas Road. No one was injured in all three shootings.

A 49 year-old man, from Fazakerley, was arrested at 4.46am when warrants were carried out at a property in Fazakerley. The man who was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Section 1 firearm with intent to endanger life and robbery and has been taken to a police station in Merseyside where he remains in custody.

Assistant Chief Constable Jenn Wilson, said: “Officers were on the ground immediately following the first incident and were able to respond swiftly to the subsequent discharges, and a male was identified, located and arrested on suspicion of all three discharges within 13 hours. High visibility patrols will remain in the area to reassure members of the local community.
“Those affected by the incidents can get help from Victim Care Merseyside, who have trained staff who act as a single point of contact for all victims and survivors, offering access to free, confidential advice and support. This includes access to a range of specialist support services delivered by 10 independent local organisations providing bespoke, dedicated care to victims of crime. You can get further information from


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