'Shotgun attack' results in man being rushed to hospital in West Lancashire

A man was rushed to hospital after being injured in a shooting in Skelmersdale.

Thursday, 23rd July 2020, 4:21 pm

Police were called to reports a man had been shot in Carfield at around 12.36am today (July 23).

A 30-year-old man was found suffering with a gunshot wound to his leg - which officers believe may have been caused by a shotgun - when emergency services arrived at scene.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, but police say his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

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Police have now launched an investigation into the incident and are appealing to the public for information.

Det Insp Jason Richardson, from Skelmersdale CID, said: "We understand that incidents like this are concerning for the community and so I would like to reassure people that we have a team of officers working on finding who was responsible.

"We will remain in the area speaking to people as part of our investigation and to reassure the community."

If you have any information that may help police with their enquiries, call 101 quoting log number 0042 of July 23.

A 30-year-old man was found suffering with agunshot wound to his leg inCarfield.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.