Police have launched a murder investigation following a shooting in Skelmersdale last night (February 8).
Emergency services were called to Peel Road at around 7.35pm. On arrival, they found a man who had been seriously injured with gunshot wounds.
This afternoon (February 9), Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed 33-year-old Lenny Scott, from Prescot in Merseyside, later died in hospital. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
According to officers, it is believed the gunman made off from the scene on a bike. The type of bike has not yet been confirmed, although police believe it may be an e-bike or scrambler bike
An investigation is underway and no arrests have been made.
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Det. Ch. Supt, Pauline Stables, Lancashire Constabulary’s Head of Crime said: “This is a shocking incident that has resulted in a man losing his life.
“We have launched a major investigation, and we have a team of both detectives and uniformed officers and staff working on this enquiry to try and establish exactly what has happened, to identify a motive for this shooting and to identify and arrest the offender.
“Incidents like this are extremely rare in Lancashire but we have increased patrols in the area, and if you have any information or concerns, please don’t hesitate to approach an officer.
“We’re now appealing to you to ask for your help. After the shooting, the suspect made off on a bike, thought to be either an e-bike or scrambler bike, wearing black clothing with an orange high-vis jacket. If you noticed anyone matching this description, or have seen any abandoned bikes in the area, please tell us as you could provide some vital information to our enquiries.
“If you were in the area yesterday evening and saw or heard anything suspicious either then, or in the days before the attack, no matter how insignificant you may think it to be, please get in touch.”
You can also phone us on 101 quoting log 1089 of February 8, or in an emergency, contact 999.nYou can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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