A man was found in a Liverpool street with fatal gunshot wounds to his head.
The victim, in his 30s, was found lying in Southwood Road, Aigburth, at 22:20 BST on Monday. He was taken to hospital but later died. Detectives said it was believed to be a “targeted incident”.
A murder inquiry has begun, and police are urging witnesses to contact them. Two or three men ran off down St Michael’s Road and towards Moel Famau View, police said.
The man who died is believed to be from Croxteth. His family has been informed and a post-mortem examination is to take place later.
Southwood Road and Bryanston Road have been cordoned off for forensic investigations to take place. St Michaels station in Aigburth has also been closed. Merseyrail said a shuttle bus was running to and from Brunswick.