“Shortly after the incident a male presented at hospital with a facial injury. The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

A man was shot in the face before a little girl was hit by a car he was travelling in “while out trick or treating” in Liverpool, according to reports.

Ambulance services raced to Sceptre Road in Croxteth shortly before 8pm to reports that shots had been fired.

Emergency workers were also made aware that a young girl was hit by a car.

The Liverpool Echo reports that a black Volkswagen Golf was shot at while travelling along on the busy street and as it sped from the scene, it hit a 12-year-old.

A short time later, a man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face.

Witnesses have reported that the man was shot in the face, and the young girl was out trick or treating with friends at the time of the incident.

She was taken to hospital and is currently being treated for serious injuries.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “An investigation is underway following reports a male and a female were injured in Croxteth this evening, Thursday 31st October.

“We were called at 7.50pm following reports that shots had been fired at a black VW Golf as it travelled along Sceptre Road. A short time later the car was in collision with a 12 year-old female pedestrian.

“Shortly after the incident a male presented at hospital with a facial injury. The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

“The female pedestrian has also been taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries. Her injuries are described as serious but not life threatening.”

A cordon is currently in place on Sceptre Road and an investigation is underway.

House-to-house and CCTV enquiries are also being carried out in the local area.

Chief Inspector Mark Everard said: “This investigation is in its very early stages and enquiries are being carried out to establish exactly what has taken place.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Sceptre Road this evening who saw anyone or anything suspicious or captured anything on dash-cam footage to contact us as they may be able to assist with the investigation.

“Firearms have no place on the streets of Merseyside and we are committed to finding the people responsible for using them and bringing them to justice.”

Manchester Evening News

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