BBC News – Person shot by armed police at Liverpool house

Police in DovecotEye witnesses said they had heard several gun shots and saw police enter the house

A person has been shot by armed police who entered a house in Liverpool, police investigators have said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission said investigators were at Shellingford Road, Dovecot, following a “non fatal police shooting”.

Eye witnesses said they had heard several gun shots and saw police enter the house after a smoke bomb was used.

Merseyside Police said they were unable to confirm if anyone within the cordon was armed.

Neighbour Jenni Hurley told BBC Radio Merseyside that when she woke at about 07:30 BST, “there were all police cars in my street”.

“You could see everything. We could see the riot vans and they started putting the police tape up.

“At 08:30 we heard the gunshots then. It was about five or six – it went on for a while.”

She said she was unsure if the shots had come from inside or outside the house.

She added that “at one point, there was four police cars in my road and in Shellingford – you couldn’t even see down the street, there were that many police cars and the helicopter”.

22 May 2014 | 11:55 am – Source: bbc.co.uk
———————————————————————————————————————

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.