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A 19-year-old man has died after being shot in Liverpool.
Police rushed to the scene in Boode Croft, Stockbridge Village, Merseyside, to find the victim, a 19-year-old local man, who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound.
People in the area reported hearing a number of “loud bangs” before armed police and paramedics arrived at the scene, Liverpool Echo reports.
Paramedics provided CPR to the victim, but sadly they were unable to save the victim.
The area has been cordoned off while forensic examinations are carried out and house-to-house inquiries are underway.
Merseyside Police has confirmed high visibility patrols have been stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
A Home Office post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Police have described the tragic incident as a "cold blooded, targeted attack" and have urged members of the public with information about the shooting to come forward.
Detective Inspector Tony O'Brien, of Merseyside Police, said: "The investigation is in its early stages and extensive inquiries are being carried out to establish the motive and to identify those responsible.
"This was a cold blooded, targeted attack on a residential street which has taken away the life of a young man and tonight a family are mourning their tragic loss.
"The people responsible for this attack knew exactly what they were doing and they need to be caught.
"There is no place in Merseyside for firearms, or those who use them and bring fear to our communities. We need members of the public to come forward with information so we can keep our streets safe.
"I would urge anyone who saw anything, or who has any information, which could help us with our enquiries to contact us urgently. You may not think that the information you have is significant but it could help us with our enquiries."
Anyone who has any information which could help detectives with their inquiries is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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