A Christmas Eve shooting at a pub near Liverpool, England, which killed a woman and injured others, has been described as “heartbreaking”.
Merseyside Police said officers were called to the Wallasey Village lighthouse at around 11.50pm last night after reports of gunfire.
Police say a young woman was taken to hospital with a gunshot wound and pronounced dead.
Three men were taken to hospital with gunshot wounds and several others were injured, police said.
Wallasey MP Angela Eagle said the incident was “heartbreaking” and urged anyone with information to contact police.
The MP tweeted: “This is heartbreaking news – My thoughts are with the family of the woman who has died & those who are injured. Anyone with any information please tell the police.”
Detective Superintendent David McCaughrean said the police investigation is in the very early stages.
He said it was a “truly shocking and devastating incident that has happened just before Christmas Day in a busy venue full of young people.”
“We have a number of officers at Wallasey Village who are carrying out extensive inquiries to understand exactly what has taken place and take immediate action,” he said.
“A woman has tragically lost her life at Christmas whilst several people are being treated in hospital and our thoughts and condolences are with the victim’s family.”
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