NATIONAL NEWS: Hunt for gunman after fatal shooting

A bicycle-riding gunman wearing a hi-vis jacket is being hunted by police after a fatal early-morning shooting near St Helens.

Sunday, 6th May 2018, 11:35 am
Updated Sunday, 6th May 2018, 11:36 am
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A bicycle-riding gunman wearing a hi-vis jacket is being hunted by police after a fatal early-morning shooting near St Helens.

The 53-year-old victim of Saturday’s shooting at St Helens Linkway, Rainhill Stoops, has been named by police as John Kinsella.

The man, from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services were called at 7am to reports of a “firearms discharge”.

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Merseyside Police have appealed for information as they released a description of the suspected gunman.

Detective Superintendent Lee Turner said: “The offender is reported to have been around 6ft tall, of slim build and wearing dark clothing and a hi-vis jacket.

“He is also believed to have been riding a mountain bike.”

Mr Turner urged anyone who used the slip road between 6.30am and 7.30am on Saturday, particularly those with dash cam footage, to get in touch with police.