Man 'shot at' before 12-year-old girl hit by car while trick or treating in Merseyside

A 12-year-old girl who was out trick or treating has been struck by a car which was shot at on Merseyside.

Friday, 1st November 2019, 7:29 am
Man 'shot at' before 12-year-old girl hit by car while trick or treating in Merseyside

Police said a man had been shot at while driving down Sceptre Road, Croxteth, at 7.50pm on Thursday.

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The car then collided with the girl and her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Paddy Kelly, of Merseyside Police, said the incident was "extremely worrying".

He added: "The offenders have shown no thought for the general public and (it) has resulted in an innocent young girl, who was out enjoying herself, experiencing this traumatic ordeal."